APM Terminals (APMT) has invested $60 million in port-equipment electrification trials to accomplish the industry-changing breakthrough.
The terminal corporation has pledged to achieving 100 per cent carbon neutrality by 2040, a lofty goal that it will accomplish by reducing energy use, transitioning to green power, implementing on-site renewables, and electrifying assets.
The transition from mostly diesel-powered equipment to zero-emission electric equivalents is part of this revolution.
The availability of reasonably priced heavy-duty equipment such as reach stackers, terminal tractors, empty container handling equipment, and straddle carriers is a major difficulty for the firm.
Research and development in this field has been sluggish to get started, and many concerns remain unresolved for ports throughout the world eager to make large investments in new electric equipment.
Aqaba Container Terminal, APM Terminals Barcelona, APM Terminals Mobile, Pier 400 Los Angeles, and Suez Canal Container Terminal are all part of its $60 million electrification test initiative.
APM Terminals stated: “Over the next decade, APM Terminals estimates it will need to buy or retrofit over 2,650 pieces of electric heavy port equipment.”