The conference provides over 180 decision makers from the port community - port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics operators - with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice to enable them to effectively implement the changes needed to reduce their carbon footprint and to be more sensitive to environmental considerations.
This year, GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2021 covers a large range of themes including the EU’s new climate plan, financial and technical challenges to onshore power supply, ports getting ahead for new fuels, collaborative community projects, sustainable transport and logistics in the hinterland connections of the port, eco-cruise ships and sustainable cruise initiatives in Europe.
At the occasion, HAROPA PORT presents its onshore power supply strategy with a focus on a project currently in progress for cruise ships at Le Havre port.
Indeed, HAROPA PORT has started work on the Pointe de Floride on achieving the goal of enabling cruise ships to connect to a landside electricity supply during their calls at Le Havre.
The electrification of Pierre Callet quay will be operational as early as the 2023 season and represents the first phase of what is a large-scale project.
Joannès Couvert and Roger Meunier quays will offer the same vessel accommodation conditions for cruise seasons 2024 and 2025 respectively.
An investment of €20m has been earmarked for this project, which also benefits from €11.1m in support from the French Recovery Plan, plus a contribution of €0.9m under the Territorial Pact for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.
HAROPA PORT has ambitions and will be the first Northern European port to be able to supply 30MW to cruise ships.