Shore charging facilities to be installed at Sydney’s Bays Port precinct

Glebe Island Port (Photo: NSW Government)

International bulk ships and cruise vessels visiting Australia will have access to the world’s first 100 per cent renewable energy precinct to be located in Sydney Harbour.

NSW Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said Bays Port, which includes Glebe Island and White Bay, will be the first bulk shipping precinct fully supplied by shore power. The White Bay Cruise Terminal will also be the first shore powered cruise berth in the Southern Hemisphere.

The first berth is set to come online in 2024, and will allow shore power-capable ships to cut their diesel generators, thereby reducing emissions, air pollution and noise levels whilst at port.

The Port Authority of NSW invested over $60 million in the infrastructure project.


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