Energy-Efficient Port Operation: Shore Power Electricity Consumption, Utility Electricity and Shore Power Equipment Revenue, Natural Gas Drayage Trucks, and Port Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Aug 12, 2015, 14:02 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving and transferring goods are an essential part of the global economy, and ports are the primary mechanism for transferring cargo from ships to eventual land destinations. In port operations, ocean-going ships, yard trucks, forklifts, cranes, drayage trucks, and railcars all have significant impacts on the surrounding environment, mainly through the burning of diesel fuel. However, different technologies and strategies are providing ports with the capability to drastically improve energy efficiency and become more sustainable. These include the use of shore power, upgrading or retrofitting cargo equipment to run on electricity or natural gas, and incentive programs designed to encourage reduced and cleaner fuel usage.

Navigant Research projects that the use of shore power will ultimately become the most impactful tool in making ports more energy efficient, largely due to the enormous associated environmental improvements when using this technology and the existing shore power regulatory requirements in California and the European Union. Shore power equipment suppliers are expected to see an increase in market opportunities over the forecast period, particularly in these favorable regulatory environments and the emerging markets in Asia Pacific. According to Navigant Research, the global market for shore power utility electricity revenue in port operations is expected to grow from $32.0 million in 2015 to $334.7 million in 2024.

This Navigant Research report examines the energy-efficient port operations market, with a particular focus on natural gas drayage trucks and shore power. The study analyzes the drivers for energy-efficient technologies used in port operations, including financial, regulatory, environmental, and economic factors. Global forecasts of the energy-efficient port operations market extend through 2024. The report also examines the leading energy-efficient ports around the world, as well as the competitive landscape for port operators and suppliers.

Key Questions Addressed:
What energy-efficient technologies and strategies are used in port operations?
Which ports are leading the industry in energy-efficient operations?
What are the primary market drivers and barriers for the deployment of energy-efficient technologies in port operations?
What is the regional market share of global ports (measured by container throughput)?
How much fuel is being consumed by natural gas drayage trucks used in port operations?
How much electricity is being consumed by shore power in port operations?

Who needs this report?
Shore power suppliers
Natural gas vehicle manufacturers
Port authorities and operators
Ship and vessel owners and operators
Diesel-powered drayage truck manufacturers
Technology and communications companies
Municipal governments and other government agencies
Investor community
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