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Shipping, which transports over 90% of global trade, is the most energy efficient mode of transport, taking into consideration the vast quantity volumes ships transfer every day. However, as sea transport is continuously growing, there is increasing concern over the impact of marine transportation on the environment, as it contributes to global air pollution, such global greenhouse gas (GHG), sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions as well as particulate matters (PM). In coastal areas in particular, the combustion of emissions generated from high-sulfur-content marine fuels generated from berthed ships in ports, is a major contributor to air pollution and with associated impact on human health and the environment, especially for harbour cities or for ports in vicinity to urban areas.

The problem

Cold ironing or on shore power supply, is the process of providing shore side electric power to a ship at berth while its main and auxiliary engines are turned off and become “cold”. Elemed signifies the first critical step to cold ironing and electric bunkering for short sea connections. Shore connection technology offers zero-emissions generated by ship engines –especially NOx- in the port area as well as in the surrounding urban areas, with tangible impact on public health.

Elemed signifies the first critical step to cold ironing and electric bunkering for short sea connections. Shore connection technology offers zero-emissions generated by ship engines –especially NOx- in the port area as well as in the surrounding urban areas, with tangible impact on public health.

The solution