Shore power

Connect your vessels to the grid and eliminate emissions at berth.

Connect to the grid

We provide shore power systems to fit your needs. Engineering, procurement, and installation – all on board.

Send us your details and we will provide you with a quote on the optimal solution for your vessels.

Contact our sales team for further information: sales@yaramarine.com

What is shore power?

Shore power – also known as cold ironing – is the process of providing power from a source at the shore to cover the energy demands of vessels at berth.

With this capability, vessels can shut down their engines while berthed and plug into an on shore power source. The vessel’s power load is transferred to the on shore power supply without disruption to on board services.

The use of shore power eliminates emissions from auxiliary engines at berth, and can be used to achieve global emissions reductions, especially if the on shore grid is powered by an environmentally friendly energy source.

We are dedicated to providing innovative shore-to-ship power solutions, as they represent an important step towards a greener maritime industry. We can be your trusted partner from the initial order to commissioned system delivery.

Close up image of NG3 shore power plug connected
Photo: NG3

Key benefits of shore power

Outfitting your vessels with shore power systems will provide you with several advantages. Here are some of the key benefits of shore power:

Reduced emissions

Providing an onshore power supply for vessels at berth results in significant environmental benefits. Sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide emissions are reduced to a minimum, and CO2 emissions decrease substantially.

Reduced port tariffs

Many ports offer an environmental discount on the port tariff when a shore power system is installed. Usually, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) and Clean Shipping Index (CSI) form the basis for the discount.

Priority pass in ports

Ports often give vessels with shore power systems priority docking, and ferries may be granted advantageous time slots. Ports also have a number of financial incentives to induce vessels to connect to an onshore power supply, such as reduced power prices.

Benefit from rapid development in ports

Ports all over the world – and especially within the EU – are investing in shoreside power. 

Comply with mandatory shore power to come

In October 2020, the EU parliament added the following to the coming MRV regulations: “Emissions from ships at berth: Companies shall ensure that, by 2030, no ships under their responsibility emit GHG emissions when at berth.”

This means that everyone arriving to EU ports will need shore power systems by 2030 unless their vessels are running on NH3, H2, or similar carbon-neutral fuels.

Act now to receive substantial funding

Several environmental programs refund a substantial part of investments in shore power systems, but only for early adopters.

For example, the Norwegian ENOVA zero emissions fund now offers 40% financial support for on shore power throughout 2021.

Get in touch with our sales team for more information about how we can help you upgrade your fleet: sales@yaramarine.com.