Miami-Dade’s New Mayor Is In Favor Of Shore Power At PortMiami To Reduce Pollution

The new mayor of Miami-Dade says she wants the county to consider adding shore power at PortMiami to reduce pollution.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told the Herald that she plans to revisit the issue now that she is mayor.

An executive for Carnival Corporation also told the paper that the company is in favor of building shore power. That is despite the fact that it would be slightly cheaper for cruise companies to continue running their engines while in port rather than hook up to the electrical system.

Pollution from cruise ships clogs the air in Miami, with up to nine ships docking daily

A single cruise ship docked for one day at the port can spew diesel exhaust equivalent to 34,400 idling tractor trailers, according to an analysis confirmed by the EPA. In Miami, as many as nine ships are docked in a day, which could equal as many as 309,600 running trucks.

The cost to install each shore power hookup is about $20 million, plus another few million for power lines and substation costs, the Herald wrote.

That is a relatively small amount compared to around $1.5 billion invested in new cruise terminals at the port in recent years.

Cruise companies are currently building ships to run on liquefied natural gas, which should help cut down on pollution even if shore power is never built.

PortMiami director Juan Kuryla told the paper that he doesn’t know why there is no movement to install shore power, but that his focus was on getting LNG at the port to accommodate the new ships.

 

(photo: portmiami)

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Azarius
17 days ago

Wow Miami actually doing something good here. Sure the rest of the commenters will love this news!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Don’t mind them, typical Miami idiots that think that cause some people want public transportation it means we’ll take away their BMWs they can’t afford to drive anyway

Anonymous
17 days ago

I can afford it just fine, thank you.

Anonymous
17 days ago

LOL you probably lease a Kia.

Anonymous
16 days ago

hey what’s wrong with leasing a kia

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Again with the idiot comments. Do you have any actual valid counter-arguments?

Anonymous
14 days ago

same theory with equal rights for women and anyone else. Someone thing because there is an alternative, that the original isn’t going to be available.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Did someone say SHORE POWER!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

FPL should get on board with this idea and make it a fully solar-powered shore. We are the Sunshine State!

Azarius
17 days ago

Great idea cover the top of the parking with solar

Anonymous
17 days ago

Florida Power & Loot is too cheap. Believe me, if we got what Texas did, it would make the Hurricane Wilma mishaps look like a brownout.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Really…. NEWSFLASH…. Texas was idiots in their power issues. People dying without power just this morning. millions without power, and water – plus freezing that is breaking water pipes and hot water tanks. IF their power was on, the heat of the house would have kept the pipes from freezing.
One place even had a fish tank frozen.

So, Texas is NOT a good example to copy for power issues.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Please do this. Would be a good benefit for not that steep a price

Anonymous
17 days ago

No brainier, those ships already pollute the ocean enough.

Anonymous
16 days ago

For sure, much bigger issue. Cheers

Anonymous
17 days ago

YASSSS SHORE POWER!!!! 🌈😭🙏🏽😍

Marc
17 days ago

Where am I and what happened to the old clown government in Miami? Today’s headlines are great, Shore Power and Swire Berms! More of this please!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

I hate to burst your bubble, but nothing good will happen that isn’t already in the pipeline.

Anonymous
17 days ago

About freaking TIME!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Whoop Shore Power!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Hey but what about that highway to nowhere I wanted to build! Much more important than shore power!

-C. Gimenez

Anonymous
17 days ago

Because of his great job accomplishing absolutely NOTHING in eight years C. Gimenez was sent to Congress…. I wonder if voters in his district read the news.

Anonymous
17 days ago

They sent Gimenez to congress because the Miami voters are very short sighted and very partisan when it comes to voting. They’re either from Cuba or another country where voting doesn’t actually change anything or they’re simply not concerned about the real bi partisan issues.

Anonymous
17 days ago

You’re short-sighted if you think bipartisanship has ever accomplished anything.

Anonymous
14 days ago

it did 2 decades ago. not any longer

Anonymous
17 days ago

I’m Glad sum1 C’s things the way I C it.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Why liberals love to downplay people that had different opinion or political affiliation? 😛

[They’re either from Cuba or another country].
…. hey Papo! That’s racist according to your liberal Pc Standards😉

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Don’t you know bigotry only goes in one direction?

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Bigoted much?

Anonymous
17 days ago

Let me guess, you live in District 24 and voted for Shalala.

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Lmao.

Anonymous
17 days ago

The $20 million figure is for a single berth cruise port. With 9+ terminals the price per berth will be significantly less.

Also, about damn time!

Anonymous
17 days ago

WINNING

Anonymous
17 days ago

Game changer. Miami Winning!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Shore power FTFW!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

That would be far too sensible…

Anonymous
17 days ago

“I love the smell of diesel exhaust in the morning!”

Anonymous
17 days ago

“Oh…the horror, the horror”

Anonymous G
17 days ago

Good news. We shall see if it progresses through and happens.

Anonymous
17 days ago

METRO MOVER TO DISNEY!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Lol!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Disney?.. Brightline is already scheduled to service that area. Just extend it throughout Wynwood, Design District, Edgewater, and Miami Beach to name a few places.

Anonymous
17 days ago

…and Brightline runs right along Wynwood/Edgewater and the Design District, whether they start a private commuter service or Tri-Rail builds more stations. Obviously you missed the joke that a tin can minibus is somehow capable serving places like Miami Beach with its lack of speed, capacity, and economy to take cars off the road.

Anonymous
17 days ago

This is great if the cruise lines are even still in business after covid lol

Anonymous
16 days ago

FPL get a deposit!

Anonymous
14 days ago

cruise ships are environmental hazards.
The diesel they waste, tons of unused food going to waste (per workers from ships).

Glad they are doing something green to create energy. Tide waters power, solar, wind turbines etc.
Anything to make the air cleaner.

Anonymous
14 days ago

imagine the roof canopy of that entire ‘island’ being cover with solar panels.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Green bozos should not be allowed to take away the Bay views

Anonymous
17 days ago

Sorry, did you stumble into the wrong discussion section? Who’s talking about taking away anyone’s view of the bay?

Anonymous
16 days ago

He just wanted to say “Green Bozos”. Bozo wouldn’t mind.

Anonymous
14 days ago

another person that is ‘ me me me’. There is nothing taking away any bay views.
If they love dirty air, I hear China and India have places open.
But someone that can only think of terms ‘Bozo’ isn’t really any mental threat to anyone.

Dave the Crackhead ™
17 days ago

Why stop at just the port? Lets get a whole grid for powering the coast line setup. Waves, wind and sunshine are pretty dependable in terms of an energy source.

Anonymous
17 days ago

That’s not what shore power means CRACK HEAD

Anonymous
16 days ago

that’s “not sure” power. Cheers

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Waves, wind, and solar are pretty dependable? Sources please?

Anonymous
14 days ago

stick your head out the window and you will see how Dependable it is.
The ocean is not going to stop waves anytime soon, wind will be available and sunshine in FL is far more days than not.
If you want to dispute those, you do the homework to dispute.
Common sense prevails in sun shining, wind blowing, and ocean movement.
Hawaii depends on ocean currents for their power.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Ohhh great… what started as a meme on TNM the mayor is now considering making a reality.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I think you mean, oh, GREAT!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Only a woman has what it takes to make big changes!!!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

This lady hired a racist named JImmy Morales as the COO of the county. Then she puts out information on the covid vaccine in english only when a large portion of this county speaks multiple languages. Oh yea, she is making big changes lol

Anonymous
17 days ago

I think you should stop listening to a Radio Mambi.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article249149640.html

A Nomi representative, Daisy Cabrera, said Spanish and Creole options should be available by the end of the week.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I love radio mambi. I like to listen all these trump supporters to speak spanish. The rednecks if Virginia and Alabama love it too.

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Bigoted much?

Anonymous
17 days ago

Well! The last time I checked, this was AMERICA. Learn to speak ENGLISH.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Whoops i forgot that English is the official language of the US…..

Anonymous
17 days ago

It’s not in places like Japan either, but I dare you to get to try and make a living outside of working in a corner store or bar.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Soon will be Mandarin ! 🤪

Anonymous
17 days ago

So PROUD OF THE WAY U SAID THAT!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

like setting up a equity and inclusion office, gender has no future in Miami-Dade….

Anonymous
17 days ago

Total bullshit. Freaks!

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Mental illness.

Anonymous
17 days ago

It’s people like you that keeps f…..g up young children’s minds’ with your no-gender bullshit.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Gender non-binary and transgender folks will be gender non-binary or transgender regardless of what people tell them to be. It’s the same amount choice you got in picking out your eye, hair or skin color before you were born. Age-appropriate education about gender differences isn’t what’s “f……g up young children’s minds”.

Antiquated mentalities that refuse to acknowledge that the world is more complex than “A” or “B”, that forces innocent questioning young kids into the closet, is the real harm.

Anonymous
17 days ago

the only gender difference is a Man or a Woman as nature and our DNA teaches us..otherwise we wouldn’t exist. Haven’t seen two women or 2 men conceive a baby yet without the help of an egg and a sperm. If they don’t identify as one of the other they have clearly issues. I still respect them, but don’t push this bs on us.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Often it’s a sign of one’s own insecurities to be pointing fingers so much. The biggest homophobes are always the ones on the DL. The ones least confident in themselves are the ones bullying others to feel better.

Anonymous
14 days ago

you feel that way because it would interrupt your mental comprehension that everyone isn’t the same. Equality would wreck your ability to continue to be a sexist bigot.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Sex shouldn’t matter. Ideas do! Stop dividing us

Anonymous
17 days ago

Stop electing Dems and we won’t be so divided.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Wasnt the republicans in favor of diving people 🙂

Anonymous
17 days ago

Democraps are the kings…-I mean genderfluid monarchs, of identity politics, which deliberately divides people in the first place and angers the majority of the country.

Interestingly, they said meddling in Middle Eastern socioeconomic policy just makes people angrier while simultaneously showing hypocrisy on tolerating bigotry while calling conservatives every name in the book, but will send millions to Pakistan for gender studies while holding off on COVID relief.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Oh sure, keep putting Cons in political office here and we’ll keep seeing and getting head scratching ideas like the Metrorail extension to the airport.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Stop electing repugnants, and we won’t be do stagnant and uneducated.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Typo. So stagnant

Anonymous
17 days ago

What?!!!.. Capitol Building Storm Troopers will be showing up at your door next…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Chances are the at your door will be Antifa or BLM… believe the people that live in Portland!!🤓 and will tell you the reality of what happens there all the time with those peaceful groups !! 🤗

Anonymous
17 days ago

Oh yes because the republican assholes did such a great job uniting the citizens of the USA in the last 4 years?!! WTF are you talking about ? I’m sure this rhetoric makes you all warm and fuzzy though

Anonymous
17 days ago

The last time this country was “united” is something we don’t want to see again twenty years ago, and that was under a Republican.

Anonymous
17 days ago

The attack on our nation’s Capitol on Jan 6th was a great example of Republicans trying to “unite” the country. SMH.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Eight years of Jesus of Wakanda sure united the country to put bad Orange Man in power, dinit? It’ll only take four with a senile geriatric, and unelected and legit psychopath witch even Commiefornia didn’t vote for in the primary. So good luck even illegally ignoring State election laws again in 2022, when your advantageous pandemic is out of the picture and Republicans control everything outside the result of a handful of national races Hollywood poured billions into. SMFH.

Anonymous
14 days ago

oh please… Trump divided more than anyone on the planet.

Anonymous
17 days ago

You are right. Her sex has nothing to do with the previous only male incompetent mayors, who turned Miami Dade County en un Suburban Platanar.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Again, sex has nothing to do with people’s competence or incompetence. I wouldn’t diminish woman’s capability to their sex!

Anonymous
17 days ago

Meanwhile, all the women mayors of NYC gave it the subway…oh wait, they are none!

Anonymous
17 days ago

a different gender than a man or a woman is just an idea….the only thing dividing us is if you are a man or a woman..

Anonymous
17 days ago

*Soyface.jpeg*

Anonymous
17 days ago

Only a WoeMan has what it takes to Fk it all up!!?

Anonymous
14 days ago

BS, stop the sex pandering, it sets women back. Women fought hard for decades for equality. you only are doing to men what was done to you for decades.
It isn’t right and it isn’t positive, and certainly does not do women any credit.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Is this a “big change”, or a very visible little change not likely to draw much opposition since everyone hates pollution and cruise industry is on everyone’s hit list for spreading covid, trapping crews at sea, and crappy environmental record re: dumping in the ocean? But at the end of the day it’s a major part of the Miami economic machine, so let’s not be too tough. And they just built those sexy new terminals! Cheers.

Market Urbanist
14 days ago

Sexist much?

Anonymous
14 days ago

that is sexist. Stop trying to make a point that ends up being controversial.
I’m all for women in political office equally to that of a man in office.
But trying to imply that only women can do things is the exact thing that women have heard for decades. You are being exactly what women have tried to stop men from saying. So you are only igniting the ‘one sex is better’ crap that we have been trying to end. Stop the unraveleing of equality.

Maybe you could say ‘women are equally in getting things done’.