Make shoreside power compulsory to prevent LNG ‘stranded assets’, say campaigners

EU ports should be mandated to invest in shoreside power and hydrogen facilities to prevent ‘stranded assets’ in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biofuels, says a clean transport group. The European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) covering clean transport across the EU, told PTI that ports and maritime needs “predictability […]

Shoreside power to cover ‘vast majority’ of Northwest green port spending

Shoreside power will account for the “vast majority” of sustainability investment for ports on the US Pacific Northwest until 2025 as the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) continues its drive to cut out emissions. The investments will be a central part of the NWSA’s Clean Air Strategy, committing to phasing out emissions from seaport-related activities by […]

Port of Tallinn Muuga Harbour

Port of Tallinn considers shoreside power rollout for Muuga Harbour

The Port of Tallinn is exploring options to expand renewably-powered shoreside power facilities for users at Muuga Harbour as it continues to reduce its carbon footprint. The Port installed has installed five shoreside power facilities in five of its piers in the Old City Harbour, available to be utilised by vessels operating Estonian-Swedish and Estonian-Finnish […]


Shoreside power: ‘Still a long way to go’ in European expansion

Challenges in port operations and investment mean there is “still a long way to go” in expanding shoreside power across Europe, argues one environmental expert. The benefits of onshore power – also known as cold ironing or Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) – have been realised in major international ports such as the Port of Los […]

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Shoreside power championed in ‘triple-win’ for UK ports

Greater government support for shoreside power in the upcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan could help UK ports reach green targets, according to the British Ports Association (BPA).  Government initiatives – including an investment fund to develop Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) facilities by 2025 – could overcome significant financial and infrastructural challenges in shoreside power, the BPA claimed on 27 February.  Research undertaken by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester found […]