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Figure 3: Alternative Marine Power

Figure 3: Alternative Marine Power

Figure 3 - Alternative Marine Power. If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, call 800-853-1351.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

Alternative marine power, also called “cold ironing,” uses electricity to reduce diesel-engine emissions from ships while they are in port. Pictured here is the machinery used to connect cruise ships to shore-supplied electric power.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017