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Port of Southampton: 42 cold ironing operations in 2022

The Port of Southampton received 489 cruise calls in 2022, while it also activated shore power at two of its cruise terminals: Horizon and Mayflower, which supported 15 ships in ‘plugging in’ a total of 42 times for zero emissions at berth.

For 2023, the port expects 492 cruise calls and will host maiden calls from seven cruise ships, including new builds Explora I, measuring 248mtr long with capacity for 992 passengers, and Silver Nova, measuring 244mtr and able to accommodate 728 passengers.

Commenting on 2022, Rebekah Keeler, head of cruise at Associated British Ports (ABP) said the Port of Southampton is proud to provide ‘cruise operational support year-round to the world’s biggest and smallest cruise ships.’

Alongside this, our ongoing roll out of our air quality strategy sees us take huge strides in facilitating zero emissions at berth. Supported by our port-based cruise services providers, we look forward to another successful year in 2023

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