ABB TechTalks: Grid to propeller - ABB’s shore connection offers plug-in sustainability

Recorded webinar


The pressure for the maritime industry to raise its environmental game is most intense for ships in port, where emissions can have a significant impact on air quality. Increasingly, plug-in shore power is providing the answer, helping deliver the benefits of sustainability from grid to propeller.


  • Cutting the local emissions whilst ships are in port
  • Different shore connection solutions for different ship types
  • Different types of terminal applications for different purposes
  • Selection of automatic chargers and cable management systems
  • Q&A session



Luca Imperiali - ABB Marine & PortsLuca Imperiali
Product Manager for Shore Connection
ABB Marine & Ports
Luca started his career, after graduating on Electrical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Padova, as junior Engineer in ABB Research. He moved to CESI S.p.A. (Milan) as System Engineer in the Network Study Division. In 2008 he joined again ABB as Project Engineer in the Power Systems Division. In 2011 he started his involvement in Shore Connection first as regional then as global technology manager. At ABB, Luca serves as Global Technology Manager for Shore Connections. Member of CEI TC 78 on safety, CEI/IEC TC 18 for electrical installation on board, JWG28 IEC/ISO/IEEE for HV and LV Shore Connection, WG33 on DC vessels

Jesse Makkonen - ABB Marine & PortsJesse Makkonen
Product Manager for Automatic chargers and Cable management systems
ABB Marine & Ports
Jesse joined ABB Marine and Ports in 2015 and has since then built a thorough understanding of the marine industry. He is an explorer and passionate about developing more sustainable and greener options for the future marine tech. Prior to starting in his current position as the Global Product Manager, Automatic Chargers and Cable Management Systems, Jesse has gained substantial hands-on experience in commissioning, site management and project management globally, dealing with charging and battery technology in particular. Jesse holds a Master of Science degree in Technology from Tampere University of Technology.

Marcus Martelin  - ABB Marine & PortsMarcus Martelin
Service Product Group Manager & VP Electric Services
ABB Marine & Ports

He has extensive background and experience in marine service business with recent focus on green and sustainable solutions for ships. Marcus joined ABB as R&D engineer for medium voltage drives in 1996 and has since held various positions in project management, operations and service management. He is presently responsible for solution development and portfolio management for ABB Shore Connection and hybrid retrofit solutions. He graduated in 1996 and holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. 



Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
10 AM (GMT)


1 hour




Free of charge


  • All vessel segments

  • Ports

  • Terminals


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