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In the last few years, many of our ports have come under great pressure to improve their emissions from diesel gas and other contaminates that pollute our air.  The volume of global trade has been rising steadily in the past few years, and nearly 80 percent of global trade is by sea.

In the effect to reduce emissions from diesel gas, many ports are setting up their terminals for shore-port-to-ship power or cold-ironing.  California  ports and Seattle ports have  already started implementing this process. Many cruises lines and container ships are starting to build or retrofit their ships for cold-ironing.  At this point, federal and state agencies are starting to set regulations to help reduce emissions and help stop the contaminates that pollute our air.  The fastest way to do this is by implementing cold-ironing.  The Navy has been using this process of cold-ironing for over a decade.

While ports are experiencing increasing economical activity, countries around the world are grappling with the health effects of shipping-related pollution.  Until recently, ports and ocean-going vessels have been under few regulations, and most of them use the least expensive and dirtiest fuel available.  Below, we will list some of the ports that are using shore-line power.

The Port of Los Angeles

In 2005, Los Angeles Ports have initiated a "No Net Increase Policy," which is to roll back and maintain air emissions to the October 2001 levels.  The way they are doing this is called the Alternative Maritime Power Program.  Under this program, a shipping company agrees to utilize shore power at the port for at least five years as part of its lease agreement.  The port is adding an incentive program and will provide up to $810,000 to defray the cost of adding shore-power to a ship.

The NNI recommends the implementation of a NNI Measure Number OGV16, which would require all passenger ships and other ships calling at a port five or more times a year to be cold-ironed.  Also, this program would require all terminals to utilize shore power on 70 percent of ship calls within two years of entering a new lease or renewing an existing lease with the port.

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Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach has committed to providing shore-side power at new and reconstructed container terminal berths.  As of December of 2005, they have three berths with cold-ironing.

Other ports in California using cold-ironing are the Ports of San Francisco and San Diego.

Port of Seattle

A partnership between the Port of Seattle and two cruse lines, the Princess and Holland America, have implemented cold-ironing.  Just  these two participating vessels have cut annual CO2 emissions by 29 per cent.  The Port of Seattle is expanding their option on providing cold-ironing to other ships.

Ports all over the world are looking at using shore power and are starting to offer terminals with shore power, and cruises ships are now converting all their vessels for shore power.  In addition, China has set up their large container ships to use shore power.  The Navy has used this method for years.  This will be the wave of the future as nations around the world realize we need to protect our environment for future generations.

As this method becomes global, there will be an increase in the use of shore-port-to-ship power converters.  Because each port will have different frequencies and voltages, a converter becomes an economical solution.  A TEMCo Shore-Port-to-Ship Power Converter is a unique frequency converter that performs multiple functions.  It provides the possibility to connect to any shore power connection anywhere in the world ranging from 25 kVA to over 400 kVA.  Supplying power is only half of what this converter does, it also stabilizes and offers power factor correction.

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TEMCo has had extensive experience manufacturing electrical power products since 1968.

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