New research highlights that Government support for “shore-power” is necesarry to unlock a triple-win of cleaner air, lower climate pollution, and smart 21st century electricity grids in UK ports.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced that Miami-Dade County signed a joint statement with six cruise companies – Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Virgin Voyages – and Florida Power and Light to bring shore power to PortMiami.
The Port of Amsterdam tested on February 8 and 9 its shore power for short sea vessels at a terminal, aiming towards a more sustainable future and searching for many ways to achieve that.
The Swedish Port of Gothenburg recently announced that its latest shoreside power system, which goals to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year, is currently undergoing tests at Quay 712 at the Ro-Ro Terminal.
In light of the European Green Deal and its ambition to turn climate neutral by 2050, Port of Rotterdam supports this aim and focuses on shore power so as to achieve a zero emission facility.
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) Board of Directors recently announced that will proceed with the next stage of the shore power project for the Victoria Cruise Terminal at The Breakwater District.
The Bothnia Bulk project claims that it has reduced CO2 -emissions per transport work by up to 50% compared with conventional vessels in operation.
Port of Rotterdam along with Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands, Drechtsteden, the Port of Antwerp and De Vlaamse Waterweg joined forces to establish a single shore-based power system.
Lately, shipping faces more and more pressure to reduce its emissions. Responding to this pressure, the sector is trying to come up with new ideas and solutions to improve the green footprint of ships. From new fuels, to slow steaming it seems that ships have many options, but how about ports? Well, ports can also play a significant role in reducing shipping’s emissions, by using one method: cold ironing.
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