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Application of Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) Supply to Cruise Port

Journal: Journal of Eta Maritime Science (Vol.6, No. 4)

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Page : 307-318

Keywords : Cruise Port; Emission Reduction; Alternative Technology; AMP;

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The International Maritime Organization, the European Union Council and the US government force ship owners to take necessary measures through international conventions and national legislation to minimize ship-based emissions which damage to the environment and has reached a serious level. Thus, ship operators began to turn towards alternative technologies and fuels that reduce emissions to ensure the maritime trade smoothly. On the other hand, some port operators has started to supply alternative maritime power (AMP) which is electricity from city grid line to the ships at the berth. It is a fact that AMP is one of the best emission reduction alternative technologies for ships during berthing period. This kind of ports providing AMP will be compulsory choice for many ship operators who still use fossil fuel-powered engines in their ships and cannot meet the emission limit requirements at ports, also these ports will contribute to the environmental protection. In this study, AMP application will be examined for the Ege Ports in Kuşadası. Purpose of the study is to calculate the amount of emissions and external costs and to compare with marine gas oil (MGO) when the AMP system is applied to a port. According to comparison of AMP technology with MGO (0.1%S); total air pollutant is reduced by 94% via decreasing SO2 23%, NOx 97%, PM 88%, CO 99%, VOC 64%. On the other hand, it is estimated that total released greenhouse gases are minimized by 41% via decreasing CO2 41%, N2O 85% and CH4 81%. Finally, total emission reduction was about 43%. The economic and environmental benefits to the port hinterland and its country has been estimated by finding external cost. Total externality cost of MGO for human health, ecosystem quality and climate change was found as about Euro 3 million while Euro 0,4 million occured from AMP

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