Vancouver Port Completes Shore Power Project to Reduce GHG Emissions

vancouverIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has completed a project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling ships to shut down their diesel engines and connect to an electrical grid supplied by renewable energy sources.

For each large ship at berth for 60 hours, over 95 tons of air pollutants and greenhouse emissions will be eliminated from the port through the shore power facility. This amounts to taking 20 cars off the road for one year, according to Transport Canada.

By providing ship operators with an alternative to running diesel auxiliary engines while docked, shore power technology also reduces noise associated with running engines, decreases ship owners’ fuel costs, and increases the competitiveness of Canadian ports, Transport Canada explained.

Through the Shore Power Technology for Ports program, the Government of Canada and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have each contributed CAD 3.5 million (USD 2.7 million) to the Centerm project, for a total investment of CAD 7 million.

“By taking action to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, we are improving the lives of Canadians while investing in the future of clean transportation. New and emerging technologies are laying the groundwork for Canada’s present and future economic growth,” Marc Garneau, the country’s Minister of Transport, commented.

“Installing shore power at DP World’s Centerm container terminal represents another positive step towards improving air quality by reducing marine shipping emissions. We are very proud of the collaboration with the Government of Canada and our terminal operations partner DP World to bring shore power to this facility, and are working to expand the program to other terminals in the Port of Vancouver,” Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer,Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, said.

Canada’s Shore Power Technology for Ports program has invested over CAD 19.5 million in Canadian port authorities, terminal operators and ferry operators to support the deployment of marine shore power technology. The initiative also supports the implementation of North American Emission Control Area requirements for marine vessels to use cleaner fuels.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

CrewConnect Global 2019

CrewConnect Global is the leading forum for collaboration to advance new industry approaches to seafarer recruitment and training.

read more >

The 5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit

Gain Access to Global LNG & Gas Decision Makers in China

Take a peek inside our 2019 Introductory Brochure and stay on top of this rapidly developing market.

See who is already working with us this year as Speakers, Sponsors and Partners – download your Preview Brochure today and meet them in Beijing on 15-16 October 2019.

As the world’s second largest LNG importer, China will remain the biggest contributor to global LNG demand growth in the foreseeable future. Network with global LNG & gas decision makers, buyers, NOCs and Government Officials at the industry’s leading international event in China.

More info

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

CEDA Dredging Days programme will follow its successful format of contributed peer-reviewed…

read more >

Offshore Wind Europe 2019

#OWEU19 is a meeting place for governments, developers and suppliers to grow the confidence in wind power. Perfect to grow your business by securing new customers, meeting officials and industry heads.

read more >