San Francisco Aims to Reduce Ship Emissions

Wednesday, July 12, 2006
San Francisco officials said on Tuesday they plan to set up a dockside power system that will supply electricity to cruise ships and reduce harmful diesel fuel emissions from ship generators while they are in port. The plan, which has been endorsed by Carnival Corp., could reduce pollution by up to 80 percent, Reuters said. The Port of San Francisco estimates that in 2004 about 90 tons of diesel soot and nitrogen oxide were produced by cruise ships docked at the city's waterfront. Annual cruise line port calls at a new terminal the city is developing near the landmark Ferry Building are expected to double to more than 100 by 2020, increasing diesel pollution by up to 55 percent. The terminal is scheduled for completion in 2008. There is a growing movement on the West Coast to reduce air pollution from vessels, part of a wider global effort to curb pollution from shipping. The California Air Resources Board said in a report in April that diesel emissions are a significant source of pollutants and cancer-causing chemicals at state ports, contributing to an estimated 2,400 premature deaths each year. San Francisco would build an electric substation at the terminal to supply power to the ships for lighting, air conditioning and other operations. The project would cost about $2 million. San Francisco generates about 20 percent of electricity used in the city from hydropower dams in the city-owned Hetch Hetchy water system in the Sierra Nevada. This source, along with a growing supply of solar power, would feed electricity to the ships. The city would negotiate electricity rates for the power supplied to the cruise ships. (Source: Reuters)
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

SimCity

Building Capacity, as Deadline for Trained Crews Nears   “You see that ship. That’s our ship,” says Karsten Saevik, as he directs our attention to the virtual

Maritime Training Five Years from Now: A Look Ahead

For anyone involved in maritime training, now is an incredibly exciting time full of opportunity. More than ever before, there are new advanced techniques and technologies

Cruise Ship Trends

Puerto Rico Readies for Largest Cruise Ships

Thanks to a pier expansion and enhancement, Puerto Rico will welcome the two largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, in 2016.

Carnival Sails to Profit

The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That

Smoke: Cruise Ship Evacuates Passengers

A number of passengers and crew members were evacuated after smoke was spotted billowing from the front section of Carnival Liberty cruise ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean nation of St Maarten.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2697 sec (4 req/sec)