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Cruise ports green up and look to the future
The Port of San Diego opened a new $28 million Port Pavilion that will provide green shore-side power to cruise ships. The new facility serves as an auxiliary terminal to the Port's main B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and is also available for public events when cruise ships are not in port.
Earlier this year, Princess Cruises Island Princess plugged in at the Port of San Francisco to a system that was built as a cooperative effort by the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Environmental Protection Agency, Holland America Line and Princess.
The Port of Los Angeles just completed it's World Cruise Center solar rooftop project. Estimated to produce 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, the $10.8 million project will also result in an estimated $200,000 in energy cost savings.
On the East coast, Florida's Port Canaveral is looking to the future also with plans for a $100 million expansion program that includes a new terminal and more cargo facilities. "Just when the economic recovery should be moving forward at a steadier pace, we will be ready." said Port Canaveral CEO Stan Payne.
Not long ago, Florida's Port Everglades set out plans for a $2 billion expansion over the next 20 years that included a $75 million expansion to accommodate the worlds largest cruise ships, Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
Photo courtesy Port of Los Angeles