Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:45

CARB moving to expand shoreside power requirements

472 Shore Power


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is moving to expand the state's At-Berth Regulation which currently requires some vessels to use shoreside power while at berth.  In 2007, CARB published "Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean-Going Veessels At Berth in a California Port" Regulation, also known as the At-Berth Regulation.  The rule requires that container, passenger and refrigerated-cargo ships calling at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Sand Diego, San Francisco and Pt. Hueneme to shut down their auxilary diesel generators while at berth and instead plug into shoreside power or use an approved technology to achieve equivalent emission reductions. CARB is now in the process of expanding the regulations to additional vessels types, including tankers, bulkers, general cargo and RoRo vessels.  The intent is that 100% of commercial ships calling California Ports to comply with the requirement by 2030. 





Read 1398 times Last modified on Friday, 11 August 2017 10:04
Login to post comments