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Reducing Shipping Emissions at Ports: A No-Brainer?

Eliminate port emissions Why can't al ports have clean air? Ships consume fuel when they stay at the port. This creates pollution, noise and vibration in the port area. The solution to this problem is shore-to-ship power. It allows direct connection of ships to a harbor's electric grid. Global shipping More than 100,000 vessels dock at 4,500 • Ports worldwide Business as usual Shore-to-ship power Ships burn fuel even at port... Any ship can be connected to the power grid NO SO Particles clean air fuel .resulting in Benefits 1 cruise ship connected to the grid in the port could annually save noise emissions vibration $750,000 in operational cost 900 Million metric tons of CO2 emitted annually at ports world-wide $3,200,000 in respiratory and heart treatments in the US alone 220x CO, emissions equivalent to Equal to 220 coal-fired plants 2,500 cars To learn more, visit www.abb.com/ports Sources Global statistics World fleet statistics www.shipbulldinghistory.com: ports worldwide www.worldportsource.com: Global emissions: CO, www.mdgs un.org. Shipping fleet emissions 4% (www.abb.com/ports). Emissions from ships at ports are 7% of the total "Fast turnaround shios and their impact on crew, E. Kahweci 1998 Coal-fired plants emissions: Green Power Equivalency Calculator Methodologies www.epa.gov ABB Shore-to-ship power business case tool. Marginal cost of emissions: Estimates of the marginal external costs of air pollution in Europe. M. Holland (no date). Costs are adjusted to 2010 with the EU inflation rate and proportional to healthcare expenditures World Bank data worldbank.org Power and productivity for a better world TM ABB

Reducing Shipping Emissions at Ports: A No-Brainer?

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While ships can be a relatively efficient means of transporting goods (especially when compared to flying), they still create a sizable share of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to Oceana, ...

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