THE INTERNATIONAL Maritime Organization has published a workshop package on onshore power supply (OPS).

The package is for use by port stakeholders and explains how ports can use OPS to reduce emissions from ships in ports.

The IMO-GreenVoyage2050 project developed the package, 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 package was initially delivered at the “Port Actions for Green Shipping” workshop, held in Mumbai, India in October. IMO-GreenVoyage 2050 organised the workshop, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Shipping of India, 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.