PortMiami to build the world’s largest shore power system for cruise ships

   February 17, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Еngineering and manufacturing company PowerCon (Denmark) has been subcontracted to deliver 5 shore power systems for cruise ships at PortMiami (Florida USA).

To manage the new project, the company established PoweCon USA - its own local subsidiary. Shore-side electricity is to be provided to cruise ships at Terminal V (Virgin Voyages), F (Carnival Cruise Line), A (Royal Caribbean International), and B (Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises).

When finished by the end of 2023, the combined system will become the largest shore power system in the world, PowerCon revealed.

Company officials said they wanted to thank PortMiami for trusting them with the project and hoped that was "only the beginning of a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship of supporting PortMiami in their sustainability efforts."

"PortMiami is establishing itself at the forefront of pushing shore power with this project, giving a clear signal to the industry and local community, representing a prime example for other ports to follow.”

Miami-Dade County launched an initiative in February 2021 to bring shore power to the Port in collaboration with Miami-Dade’s major cruise line partners, CCL-Carnival, DCL-Disney, MSC, NCL-Norwegian, RCI-Royal Caribbean, and Virgin Voyages.

PortMiami (Florida)

After signing a partnership agreement with 6 major cruise companies to bring shore power to the Port, Miami-Dade County announced that the Floridian port would be “shore power ready” by fall 2023.

The building of the MSC Miami terminal, designed by architecture firm Arquitectonica, commenced in March 2022.