The boom in the cruise ship industry is set to continue. Hamburg is one of the most popular destinations for cruise tourists. To keep the air clean in the Port of Hamburg, the Hamburg Senate and Parliament ordered the construction of an shore connection system at the Altona cruise terminal for the onshore power supply of ships.
Ships also need power for their on-board equipment, operations, and HVAC systems when berthed. They usually generate their electrical power by means of diesel generators, which then continue to run when the ship is in the port. However, this creates large amounts of CO2, NOx, and dangerous particulate matter.
Port operators, who want to reduce air and noise pollution, can use the Siharbor shore connection system. This means that on-board diesel generators are no longer required. Thus, Siharbor offers many benefits not only for the port operator but also for the shipowner, local residents, and port personnel.