Port of Hamburg invests big-time in onshore electricity for container ships

The Port of Hamburg now throws EUR 76 million into establishing onshore electricity to power container ships and the major cruise ships while they are berthed in the port. The facility will be up and running from 2023.

Photo: HHM / Michael Lindner

The Port of Hamburg will now invest EUR 76 million in establishing onshore electricity to power large cruise ships as well as container ships while they are berthed in the port.

The electric power facility will be ready in 2022 and is expected to be used from 2023. The goal is to reduce air pollution, and the project is part of the efforts to comply with the shipping sector's climate targets, says the port in a press release.

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