#IAPH2024 webinars to discuss future energy provision for ports

As ports seek to decarbonise their operations, their demand for sustainable electrical power is set to rise exponentially. Onshore power consumption at berth, vehicle and truck charging facilities and expanding rail infrastructure is already putting pressure on grids supplying ports. Further offshore wind, solar, wave and regasification operations will require new infrastructure as will storage, bunkering and seaborne transportation of low density, liquified low- and zero-carbon fuels. With these factors in mind, in the run-up to the World Ports Conference in October, IAPH and Mercator Media are organising two webinars on meeting present and future energy needs at ports. The two webinars ‘Ports and the electricity conundrum – what will it take to meet demand?’ will cover all time zones, on 24 June at 17:00 CEST or 25 June at 09:00 CEST. Members are invited to join experts from ICS, Schneider Electric, GE Vernova, Natpower Marine and Core Power alongside member ports such as the ports of LA, Vancouver, Antwerp-Bruges and Barcelona. To register your place, you can follow these links to the 24 June session and the 25 June session. At the IAPH 2024 World Ports Conference, delegates will have the choice of visiting Cruise Centre Altona on day one or the Eurogate Container Terminal or HHLA container terminal on day two where they will be able to take a closer look at the onshore power facilities in situ. An optional visit to the Hafen City Cruise Terminal, which is under construction in the heart of the city and which will also be equipped with onshore power in the future, is also being offered. Supported by host sponsor Hamburg Port Authority, these technical site visits are a new feature of the conference. There are limited numbers for each group and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for all professionals when registering for the event.