Clean shipping is important to the Port of Amsterdam. Earlier this year made the Port Authority announced that sea cruise will go on shore power in 2025. Now they receiveand they a grant of up to five million euros to realize these plans.
The grant contributes to the greening of the berths at Cruise Port Amsterdam. (Formerly Passengers Terminal Amsterdam) For example, noise pollution is reduced because there are no generators running. And the air quality at the quay will be improved by the reduction of CO2, particulate matter and nitrogen emissions. The planning is to apply for the permits this fall so that preparatory work can begin in January.
Port of Amsterdam emission-free
The construction of shore power is part of the Clean Shipping Vision. The ambition is to have the port of Amsterdam emission-free by mid-2050. The port expects that more and more ships will be plugged in. It is estimated that in 2025 some eighty arrivals will opt for shore power. By 2023 there will soon be more. This is in connection with European environmental rules to make shore power mandatory for cruise ships.
Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer at Port of Amsterdam: "With the installation of shore power we are working on improving the air quality in the area as well as making the cruise more sustainable. We will also allow sea cruise more selectively. As of 2024, ships with older engines will no longer be allowed to dock at PTA. Ships that can connect to shore power as of 2025 will be given priority to moor at PTA. We are investing in a clean port, in clean shipping and a clean city."