What is a Shore-to-Ship Power Supply?
Many of the port and marina operators are now offering vessels the opportunity to “plug into” the local city power supply grid on the dockside so the vessel can turn off its engines while at port. However many countries have their own local power distribution grid voltages.
Also when a ship is at berth , the engines are turned off but would normally continue to run its diesel engine generators to power all of the on board auxiliaries such as air conditioning, heating, lighting, battery charging, communications , water pump and other utility services.
These power diesel generators produce noise; vibrations; exhaust smoke; air pollution; gases; and CO2 emissions, as well as consume vast amounts of unpleasant smelling diesel fuel.