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The term "cold ironing" is the process of providing electrical power to a ship alongside while its main and auxiliary engines are shut down.

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This external supply to the vessel allows emergency equipment, refrigeration, cooling, heating, lighting and other equipment to receive a continuous power supply while the vessel is loading or unloading cargo.


"Shorepower" is a general term used to describe the supply of electrical energy to ships, small craft, aircraft and stationary road vehicles.

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Scheme to offer shorepower to ships at berth

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