December 19, 2023

Onshore Power Supply package for port stakeholders now available


A workshop package on Onshore Power Supply (OPS) for use by port stakeholders is now available. The package explains how ports can use OPS and supports the use of OPS to reduce ship emissions in ports, in line with the objectives of IMO resolution MEPC.366(79) which encourages voluntary cooperation between the port and shipping sectors to contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.

The package has been developed by the IMO-GreenVoyage2050 project, in collaboration with the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).

The OPS workshop package provides port stakeholders, including port authorities, terminals, with a basic understanding of the concept of OPS and key considerations to support the implementation of OPS as an emission reduction opportunity in port. Core aspects covered in the OPS workshop package include:

  • How ports can explore OPS, and key issues to be considered.
  • Common drivers and influencing factors that affect the viability of OPS as an emissions reduction strategy.
  • Current OPS use globally, and case study examples of OPS implementation around the world.
  • Types of analyses required to assess feasibility and potential usage:
    • fleet and port call analyses
    • grid analysis and the importance of grid characteristics
    • energy consumption and OPS emissions analysis

The OPS workshop package is available on the IMO-GreenVoyage2050 website and is free to access.

The package was initially delivered at the “Port Actions for Green Shipping” workshop, held in Mumbai, India (10–12 October), which was organised by IMO-GreenVoyage2050, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Shipping of India (DGS), the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General Mumbai.

IMO-GreenVoyage2050 was established in May 2019 to support developing countries in meeting their commitment towards relevant climate change and energy efficiency goals for international shipping. GreenVoyage2050 was recently extended to run until 2030 and will support developing countries in achieving the Levels of Ambition set out in the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy.