Pre-Conference Workshops

Decarbonisation of Ports – The Feasibility of Shore Power

Dates: 14th August (from midday) and 15th August (full day) 2023
Venue: Maroochy RSL Events Centre

Registration Fees:

PIANC Member Non-member
Workshop fee if also registering for the conference $525 $625
Workshop fee if not attending the conference $625 $725



Join us for a workshop on the feasibility of shore power to decarbonise our ports!

Are you interested to understand the opportunity and challenges of shore power to decarbonise port and shipping operations? Would you to like to be briefed by key industry players on the latest investigations and developments in shore power technology? Would you like to actively contribute with your experience, knowledge and questions to progress this important but challenging opportunity? If so, then this workshop is for you!

The workshop will cover various aspects of shore power. In the context of decarbonisation of the maritime industry, the workshop participants will engage with shipping lines, ports, technology providers, energy providers and other industry players. International and national perspectives will be shared on the technical feasibility, challenges and implementation of onshore power supply systems. Now that some Australian and New Zealand ports are investigating shore power opportunities, and others have committed to delivering, this is the time to re-engage on the topic of shore power. The objective is to inform the Australian maritime industry players in their consideration and pursuit of shore power to realise sustainable port operations.

The workshop will be a crossover between a seminar and a workshop, where technical presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions where active participation will be sought from participants. The workshop will be held before the commencement of the Coasts and Ports Conference, providing an excellent opportunity to learn from experts in the field and network with industry peers.

It will cover a range of topics, including

  • Learnings from international ports and case studies of the installation and operation of shore power systems
  • The likely energy demand, power profile and uptake by vessels in the Australian trades
  • The technical aspects of shore power systems and integration with port infrastructure and operations
  • Challenges and potential solutions related to upfront infrastructure costs, availability of (renewable) power supply, and operating costs and models

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest investigations into the feasibility of shore power to decarbonise Australia and New Zealand port operations. Register for the workshop and take the next step towards a more sustainable future.

Speakers will include

  • PIANC EnviCom and MarCom
  • Ports Australia
  • Port Authority of New South Wales
  • NSW Port
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Port of Melbourne
  • Oil Companies International Marine Forum
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Cavotec
  • Hitachi Energy

Shipping lines, port authority from Europe, stevedores, energy providers, ports, insurance, safety authority, electrical equipment providers, engineering consultants, academia.

Register now… spaces are limited!

If you are registering for the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference, please register for the workshop via the conference registration form

If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add on the pre-conference workshop, please email

If you will not be attending the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference, and wish to attend the workshop, please register via the workshop only registration form here: PIANC Pre Conference Workshop Registration Form

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