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Vancouver BC to install shore power for container ships

Funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals has been announced by the Canadian government and Port Metro Vancouver officials.

Shore power reduces emissions by allowing vessels to draw power from the local electrical grid and thereby turn off their diesel engines
while in port. Each ship connection to shore power is estimated to avoid greenhouse gas emissions of 75 metric tons.

Port Metro Vancouver was the first port in Canada to implement shore power for cruise ships, and since 2009, more than 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided.

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