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UK-based NatPower Marine plans to install shore power stations at eight ports operated by port operator Peel Ports Group by 2030, reports Engine.

Shore power stations

Peel Ports Group operates eight ports – Clydeport in Scotland, Dublin in Ireland and Great Yarmouth, Heysham, Liverpool, London Medway, Manchester Ship Canal and Humber Bulk Terminal in England.

NatPower plans to install “cold ironing eShip charging services” in these ports while ships are at anchor or at berth.

Larger ships, like cruise ships and container ships, need power for many different onboard operations and equipment while docked at berth. These operations can be powered by connecting to shore power, without relying on ship’s main and auxiliary engines.

Shore power, also known as cold ironing, can help to reduce a vessel’s overall fuel consumption and lower emissions around the port area. But it does not have a dramatic impact on global shipping emissions.

NatPower has also committed to installing shore power stations in 120 ports across the globe by 2030.

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Source: Engine