British ports calls for initiative to advance shore power for ships

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE | The British Ports Association (BPA) has published new research examining the barriers to shore power in UK ports, setting out three proposals to support the industry to meet ambitious emissions reductions targets.

Shore power, also known as cold ironing, is the provision of shore-based electricity to ships at berth, allowing them to turn off their auxiliary engines. He concept is popular with environmentalists as it permits ships in port to turn off the typically diesel auxiliary engines that are used to maintain power to the crew and passenger accommodations as well as and cargo operations. 

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