As the first port in Canada to offer shore power for container ships, the Port of Prince Rupert is proud to be leading in the reduction of emissions from vessel traffic.
In the fall of 2011, the Port implemented its Shore Power project at the Fairview Container Terminal. By providing electrical power from land to container ships, vessels can power down their auxiliary diesel engines while at the terminal.
This project was made possible through our collaborative partnership with senior levels of government and our shipping partners.
The project is expected to reduce:
- Greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4,000 tonnes annually
- Air contaminants by up to 160 tonnes annually
Electricity is supplied by BC Hydro's existing distribution system.