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Ports are major centers for movement of goods and passengers from vessels in the United States and are vital to America’s business competitiveness, jobs, and economic prosperity. Goods and passengers moving through ports are projected to grow as are size of ships due to the opening of the new Panama Canal locks in 2016 and other factors. Some vessel types, such as cruise, container, and refrigeration, can require significant power while at berth. This power is typically generated by diesel auxiliary engines.