Port of Leith first port in mainland Scotland to launch zero-emission shore power for ships

10 January 2023

The Port of Leith has become the first major commercial port on the Scottish mainland to offer a shore power (OPS) connection. This reflects Forth Ports’ commitment to reducing its own carbon footprint as well as that of its customers. By switching to shore power, vessels in the port are now able to switch off all of their fossil fuel powered generator and to use Forth Ports’ electricity, provided through non-fossil fuel generation. This is a significant step towards reaching net zero emission for the port.

The Port of Leith is currently undergoing a major transformation to create Scotland's largest renewable energy hub. This includes the development of a new deep water outer berth, which will be capable of receiving shore power.

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