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Port welcomes government announcement of new green corridors for shipping

Santona entering Portsmouth Harbour

Responding to the Transport Secretary’s announcement of further green corridors for shipping at COP28, Steve Watkyns, technical director at Portsmouth International Port said:

“As a port with bold sustainability ambitions, we welcome the government’s further commitment to establishing green shipping corridors with our European partners and beyond. We’ve recently begun work on our SEA CHANGE shore power project, which means ships will be able to ‘plug-in’ on three berths at the port from April 2025. Combined with our central, well-connected location on the south coast, it makes us an ideal UK base to establish a green corridor from.

“SEA CHANGE has been made possible following our successful application for £19.8m to the Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure competition (ZEVI), funded by UK Government and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. This has been backed by £7m of investment from Portsmouth City Council”.

More information is available here: Transport Secretary announces £70 million boost for more rapid electric vehicle chargers at COP28 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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