PortMiami Among The First In The World With Shore Power

Miami will see a significant reduction in pollution after Shore Power was launched earlier this month at PortMiami.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Miami was the first port on the eastern seaboard with the system, and one of only 35 in the world.

Cruise ships docked at PortMiami no longer have to leave their engines running while in port, instead connecting to the electrical grid. Each terminal connection is said to be the equivalent of removing 7,500 cars from the road. A total of five berths have the system. In the coming year, more than 350 vessel calls are expected to plug into the shore power system.

PortMiami is the busiest cruise port in the world, with nearly 8 million passengers. That number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, with new terminals opening soon.

Source: The Next Miami