MSC inks shore power agreement with Hamburg Port Authority

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed an agreement with the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) for the supply of electricity to its vessels at the EUROGATE Group Container Terminal Hamburg.

According to the German port authority, the agreement makes MSC the ‘first shipping company to use shore power for both cruise and container ships.’

As previously reported by, MSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bremenports and the Port of Hamburg for the use of shore power for MSC vessels last summer.

‘Hamburg and its port are important to us. That is why we are happy to take advantage of the Hamburg Port Authority’s offer to provide our vessels with shore power during their time in port,’ said Nils Kahn, Managing Director of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company Germany.

‘As MSC, we are pleased to be able to contribute to improving the air quality in the Hanseatic city. As an international transport company, we see it as our responsibility to reduce CO2 emissions through innovative measures. This is another step on our path to net-zero and a more sustainable future.’

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Rhys Berry