Miami-Dade County is upping its commitment to shore power at PortMiami, a technological upgrade that allows ships to plug into the local grid at port instead of continuing to burn fuel in downtown Miami. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has committed to the county to build one shore power hookup at the Carnival terminal by fall 2023.
According to PortMiami Director Hydi Webb, those ambitions have expanded, with the county now aiming to build five shore power hookups at PortMiami that will allow three ships to be plugged in simultaneously.
“We are going to be the first port on the eastern coast that will be able to plug in multiple ships at the same time,” Webb said. “We are extremely excited about bringing shore power to the port.”
The new shore power hookups will be installed at five terminals, including Carnival Cruise Line, MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, Virgin and Royal Caribbean.