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Parliament conference: Shore power for cruise ships

27 June 2019 | Transport

Cruise ships in ports contribute significantly to local air pollution. Shore power eliminates air pollution and significantly reduces the climate impact and noise pollution from cruise ships in ports.

However, only a few shore power facilities for cruise ships exist in Europe since ports only invest in shore power if they know enough cruise ships will use it to give an acceptable pay-back time. Hence, coordinated actions between cruise cities are required to accelerate investments in shore power facilities to limit pollution from the increasing number of cruise ships in our cities.
Key target groups: Politicians, public servants and ports in cruise cities and the cruise industry.

Date/Time: September 24th 2019 from 9.50-15.30 (registration, breakfast and coffee from 9.00).

Venue: Danish Parliament, Christiansborg Palace, Congress hall (DK: Christiansborg, Fællessalen).

Attention: Due to security check participants should be at the parliament entrance no later than 9.30.

Register: Shorepower@outlook.dk (participation is free but we will charge a no-show fee of 100 euro).

Host: Mette Gjerskov, parliament member, spokeswoman of environment, Social Democratic Party


9.00-10.00:    Arrival, registration, coffee and breakfast.

10.00-10.10:  Welcome
Mette Gjerskov, parliament member, spokeswoman of environment, Social Democratic Party

10.10-10.30: Shore power facilities
Peter Castberg Knudsen, technical manager, PowerCon

10.30-10.50: Shore power in Kristiansand
Trond Sikveland, Port Area Manager, Port of Kristiansand

10.50-11.10:  Shore power as clean solution
Kåre Press-Kristensen, senior advisor, Danish Ecological Council

11.10-11.30:  Shore power from a port perspective
Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, ESPO

11.30-12.00:  Panel: Shore power from a city perspective
Karina Vestergård Madsen, Environmental Mayor, Copenhagen City Council
Julie Andersland, Committee for environment and city development, Bergen City Council
Dr. Torsten Sevecke, State Secretary of the Ministry for Economy, Transport and Innovation, Hamburg                                                          

12.00-13.30: Lunch, coffee/cake and networking

Afternoon 14.00-15.30

Participants: Guided boat trip in Copenhagen port organized by Copenhagen Malmö Port.

City representatives & port managers: Closed meeting on strategies for shore power.

 Download program in a PDF format

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