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2012-03-28 00:00:00 / Best Practice Projects

Project presentation - "Onshore power supply"

Sustainable technology in the Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg was one of the first ports in the world to offer onshore power supply with high voltage to commercial vessels (year 2000), a technology that reduces local air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and noise to a minimum when using environmentally labeled energy.

In total, one in every three vessels that calls at the Port of Gothenburg can now turn off its diesel engines at the quayside and use onshore power supply instead.

The power is supplied by environmentally labeled electricity like wind power. Today the Port is involved in several global collaborative networks for example World Ports Climate Initiative and Clean North Sea Shipping, which are aimed at spreading this technology to other ports around the world.

One result has been the development of the website: www.onshorepowersupply.org.