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.

 

 

 

 

(photo: MiamiDade)

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Anonymous
24 days ago

Now that we have shore power, what will I complain about?

Dale
24 days ago

Parking, public transportation, metro rail?

Hello
24 days ago

Parking

Anonymous
24 days ago

Extending Metromover beyond its capacity and outside of where it was intended to serve, bike lanes nobody will use, and adding speed bumps on major highways.

TellTheTruth
24 days ago

Why? Do you plan to ride it one day ?

S P
23 days ago

the width of Brickell sidewalks is a staple around these parts

Niko
24 days ago

Finally! It’s disgusting to drive across the causeway and see those ships pumping toxins into our air.

Bandit
24 days ago

Huge accomplishment tbh, now lets keep this momentum going and tackle more problems

Anonymous
24 days ago

FPL Winning.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Until the next hurricane, or even minor storm.

MIKEY
24 days ago

thank god, no more diesel fume smell in the CBD

Joe
24 days ago

I work in Port Miami. This can only be used to plug in three ships at a time, many times there are 7 or more alongside.

Urbanist
23 days ago

Let’s expand it so every ship can use it then!

BDub
24 days ago

Now if we could only remove 7500 actual cars from the road. 😉

Anonymous
24 days ago

Something Metromoober is incapable of, and needs to be Metrorail, streetcars, and commuter rail services utilizing existing railroads instead.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Now let’s put pressure to redevelop the FPL substation on the vibrant river walk!

SHORE POWER
24 days ago

Who’s next?

Anonymous
24 days ago

Bravo! I’m so proud of our government for protecting the environment. We all wouldn’t be here if not for the beautiful scenery.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Please… if the government cared about the environment, they would make FPL bury utility poles instead of cutting down tree canopies that filter pollutants and cool the air.

Cover the Podiums
24 days ago

So its a moveable extension cord basically? sounds like we could have done a decade ago

SHORE POWER
24 days ago

It looks more transient than expected

ano
24 days ago

Likely because the cruise ships don’t park in the exact same place. But honestly who cares, we have shore power!

anon
24 days ago

This is great news! Thank you to everyone who helped bring this to Miami!

Anon
24 days ago

How much will the ships pay per kWh?

TellTheTruth
24 days ago

And who’s going to pay for all that power ?

Anon
24 days ago

Cava holding up both of her index fingers—the universally accepted hand gesture to signify Shore Power.

EJS
24 days ago

Seriously, in a city which seems to never get anything done (outside of constructing condo towers), this is really great news. Is Cava responsible for this? Who should we thank for getting it done? (Psst… definitely not Joe Carrollo)😆.

Anonymous
24 days ago

The Port Authority, and various private stakeholders who fund their salaries.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Daniella Lavine is doing a great job!

Anonymous
24 days ago

She’s done nothing but camerahog for PR.