Plans for a Shore Power system at PortMiami that will significantly reduce air pollution are moving forward, with a contractor given the go-ahead for build-out.
Denmark-based PowerCon announced this week that it had been awarded a contract to build five shore power systems at PortMiami.
It will be the largest shore power system in the world upon completion, expected by the end of this year.
“PortMiami is establishing itself at the forefront of pushing shore power with this project,” the company said.
Royal Caribbean, Virgin, MSC Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival terminals will be served by the five new systems.
Ships will be able to plug in to the electric system while at the port, rather than running engines and emitting pollutants.