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Do you know what cold ironing is?

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. 

Two European ports move ahead with shore power

Shore power supply seems to maintain its position as an attractive choice for European ports striving to lower their air pollution, with two European ports recently revealing plans to implement this solution for reducing emissions of ships at ports. 

Key points of the IMO SSE 7 outcome

IMO’s SSE 7 took place in London on 2-6 March 2020. Highlights included agreement of draft new requirements for onboard lifting appliances, and on draft new interim guidelines for safe operation of shore power, as well as progressed work on ventilation of survival craft and on fire safety of ro-ro passenger ships.

Call for shore power at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer sent a letter to EDC President and CEO James Patchett demanding a comprehensive plan to reduce cruise ship emissions, including a strategy to fully equip the Manhattan Cruise Terminal with shore power. 

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