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Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to lead Aspen Ideas "Powering a Floating City" panel with FPL and PortMiami cruise line executives

MIAMI ( May 06, 2022 )

On the opening day of Aspen Ideas: Climate, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will host the “Powering a Floating City” panel together with PortMiami Director and CEO Hydi Webb, Florida Power Light and Company, and cruise line executives. The panel will present the county’s efforts to implement shore power at Port Miami.  

PortMiami is preparing for a resilient and sustainable future by adding shore power technology to five of the major cruise line terminals that call PortMiami home. This will allow cruise ships to shut down their engines while docked at the port and switch to electric power until it is time to set sail, reducing emissions and mitigating Miami-Dade’s current and future environmental concerns.  

Mayor Levine Cava will host a media availability after the panel at 3:00 p.m. to provide updates on Miami-Dade County’s climate action strategy and announce new tech-climate initiatives. 

Daniella Levine-Cava Miami-Dade County Mayor
Hydi Webb – PortMiami Director and CEO
Arnold W. Donald – CEO of Carnival Cruise Line
Rick Sasso – Chairman, MSC Cruises USA
Frank Del Rio – CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines Holding Ltd.
Jason Liberty – Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group
Tom McAlpin – President and CEO of Virgin Voyages
Tim Oliver – VP Development of Florida Power and Light Company
Shore Power Panel discussion for the future of cruise terminals & media availability
May 09, 2022 — 02:00 p.m.
Cruise Terminal V – Second floor
718 N. Cruise Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Editor's Note:
Media arrival: 1:00 p.m. for security clearance Panel: 2:00 p.m. Mayor's media availability: 3:00 p.m. Whether arriving at PortMiami via bridge or tunnel, please follow the signs for Cruise Terminal V. Parking will be provided in the garage located directly across the street from the terminal in Garage G.