Onshore Power

Over half of surveyed ports now offer Onshore Power Supply, says ESPO

In the most recent Environmental Report from the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), it was revealed that 57% of ports surveyed offered Onshore Power Supply (OPS). The report from the organisation that represents ports authorities and associations across the 22 EU Members States and Norway showed that ports offering OPS has increased from 32 at […]

APM Terminals lays out roadmap for onshore power

One of the world’s largest terminal operators is strategising its future investments for onshore power for its global facilities. Onshore power has been ticketed as one of the key solutions ports and terminals can invest in to reduce their carbon footprint. By plugging into a landside power connection, incoming vessels can reduce emissions, noise, cost, […]

Port of Helsinki’s South Harbour brings onshore power online

The Port of Helsinki has deployed onshore power supply (OPS) for vessels at its South Harbour following a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new OPS connection for passenger ships was completed next to the Olympia Terminal at the South Harbour in Helsinki at the end of 2020. However, placement of the system into […]

What is onshore power?

An Onshore Power Supply (OPS) can be known as Shore Power, Shoreside Electricity (SSE), Alternative Maritime Power (AMP), High-Voltage Shore Connection (HSCV), or Cold Ironing. OPS is a rapidly growing weapon in a port’s arsenal to combat emissions. In June 2021, European ports including Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Haropa Port and Rotterdam signed a Memorandum of […]

European ports look to pave the way for onshore power supply

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between a number of the Northern Range ports has been announced and will set out common commitments with regard to Onshore Power Supply (OPS). By jointly committing to enable maximal deployment of OPS for the large container segment by 2028, the ports are moving forward proactively, thereby paving the way […]