On Friday, 7 April 2023, Tallink Grupp’s shuttle vessel MEGASTAR started using high voltage shore connection facilities at the Port of Helsinki West Harbour while the vessel is berthed at the quayside overnight between departures.
Shore power is now used by Tallink Grupp’s vessels at the ports of Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki: fewer GHG emissions and less noise.
The company estimates that connecting the vessels to shore power facilities during their longer port stays reduces CO2 emissions of:
- MYSTAR and MEGASTAR: each 112 tons/month (1,344 tons/y)
- BALTIC QUEEN: 95 tons/month (1,140/y)
- SILJA SYMPHONY and SILJA SERENADE: each 156 tons/month (1,872/y).
All five vessels using shore power during their longer port stays means that the company is reducing its CO2 emissions as a result by a whopping 7,572 tons per year.