Powering a Floating City

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*Buses depart Miami Beach Convention Center at 1:15 pm. Buses return at 5pm. In the quest to decarbonize the maritime industry by 2050 and reduce local air pollution, cruise ships, major cruise ports, and local power companies are collaborating to invest in shore power systems that allow cruise ships and other vessels to “plug in” and turn off their engines while in port. The partnership of Miami-Dade County, Florida Power and Light, and six leading cruise companies is a shining example of the logistics, funding, and technologies that connect these floating cities and the local grid systems of port communities, ensuring a true “well-to-wake” emissions reduction.

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