Tag: <span>Shore Power</span>

Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system
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Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system

Three Corsica Linea ferries are using ABB’s shore power technology to cut emissions and noise pollution when berthed at the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fuelled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature...

AIDA Cruises pushes for carbon neutral sailing
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AIDA Cruises pushes for carbon neutral sailing

AIDA Cruises, owned by Carnival Corporation, reports that as early as 2023, 94 per cent of all its guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) or, in port, with green shore power. The company is also planning on trialling fuel cells and batteries to achieve...

Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system
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Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has installed a Schneider electric EcoStructure Platform to provide shore power for ships docked at the Centerm Container Terminal, operated DP World Vancouver. The system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships while at berth. The platform allows ships to turn off their diesel engines and run on...

ESPO supports removal of tax barriers for shore-side power
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ESPO supports removal of tax barriers for shore-side power

The Transport committee of the European Parliament has announced its support for the removal of tax barriers for the uptake of shore-side electricity supply in ports for ships at berth. The Ertug report on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the EU, which was voted by the Transport committee, says that taxation has...

Port of Long Beach cuts SOx emissions by 97 per cent
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Port of Long Beach cuts SOx emissions by 97 per cent

The Port of Long Beach, California, has cut diesel particulates emissions by 88 per cent, sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions by 97 per cent, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by 56 per cent since 2005 thanks to the utilisation of shore power for container ships and its Green Flag Vessel Speed Reduction Program. The port is...

Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway
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Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway

A fully electric zero-emission passenger vessel, Future of the Fjords, has been launched in Norway. It is the result of a collaboration between several industry partners that wanted to develop an environmentally conscious, no emissions vessel. Comprising an electric propulsion system and a Power Dock floating charging station that can take on grey and black...

UK urged to invest in shore power facilities
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UK urged to invest in shore power facilities

Schneider Electric has urged the UK to think further about providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port to curb air pollution. According to the company, which provides renewable energy to a variety of industries, ports in the UK could reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from international shipping by the equivalent of 1.2m diesel...