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
9.00-9.50: Arrival, registration, coffee and breakfast.
Mette Gjerskov, parliament member, spokeswoman of environment, Social Democratic Party
10.00-10.10: Cleaner cruise shipping (tbc)
Lea Wermelin, Danish minister for environment
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
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12.00-13.30: Lunch, coffee/cake and networking
Participants: Guided boat trip in Copenhagen port organized by Copenhagen Malmö Port.
Politicians & port managers: Closed meeting in Copenhagen city hall on strategies for shore power.