by Roberto Bernacchi
Shore-to-ship power & Smart Ports Global Product Manager
Power Grids - Grid & Power Quality Solutions, ABB SpA
Speeding up decarbonisation in the transportation sector is crucial to reach the challenging global warming targets set in the Paris Agreement.
Electrification of shipping, passenger and freight traffic alike, will be instrumental in achieving that ambitious goal.
At the same time, shutting down fossil fuel-run auxiliary engines during ship port calls in exchange for drawing energy from the electricity grid will improve air quality in urban settings.