Vessel Shore Power

U.S. ports today are growing significantly, due to expansion of the Panama Canal and increased trade around the world; however, the high levels of harmful emissions that accompany this growth are not properly accounted for or mitigated. Port growth without an emphasis on substantially reducing overall air pollution emissions is unsustainable and irresponsible.

There are many proven ways to reduce emissions from ports — and Friends of the Earth is working to safeguard public health in and around ports by urging ports to implement alternative power measures. Read more…

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Electrifying Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal

Friends of the Earth released an analysis by Eastern Research Group (ERG) today on electrical shore power at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. The analysis shows that if container ships at the port used grid-based electrical shore power instead of marine diesel fuel, it would substantially reduce air…

Friends of the Earth’s analysis shows how Georgia’s Port of Savannah could massively reduce its air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by using shore power technology!


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  • Port of Savannah Shore Power Analysis