A power cord runs through a port in the side of the 839-foot long North Star cargo and freight ship to deliver shore-based electrical power, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, ... more 
A power cord runs through a port in the side of the 839-foot long North Star cargo and freight ship to deliver shore-based electrical power, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The ship is one of two vessels operated by Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. that have been modified to use shore-based power while docked at the Port, which officials say will reduce pollution by allowing TOTE's ships to turn off their engines while in port. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ted S. Warren
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 8:26 PM EDT