Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

July 9, 2021 — Hellenicshippingnews.com

Shore power connects ships to electrical power in port, reducing harmful emissions in ports and surrounding communities. Ports across Europe and the world are increasingly seeing shore power as a highly effective way to reduce emissions from ships in port. The problem of ship emissions in ports has intensified in the wake of the pandemic, as cruise ships that previously stayed in ports for a matter of hours or days, stay at the same berths continually running their conventionally-powered engines, thereby increasing emissions of hazardous chemicals and particulate matter. One port where this has become an urgent issue, with large numbers of cruise ships berthing for extended periods, is the Port of Marseille, France’s largest port.

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