APMT unveils terminal fleet electrification at Pier 400

APMT unveils terminal fleet electrification at Pier 400

APM Terminals (APMT) has unveiled a significant upgrade of its terminal operations fleet to electric vehicles (EVs).

The terminal has reportedly invested nearly $1 million to replace 28 internal combustion engine vehicles with new, all-electric Volkswagen ID.4s.

Jon Poelma, Managing Director of APMT Pier 400, said: “Pier 400 is taking proactive steps to decarbonize operations today with proven and available EV technology.

“By taking the dream of electric fleets off the drawing board and putting them into the terminal, we’re able to reduce our environmental impact by up to 60 tons of annual tailpipe CO2 emissions.

“These are small but important steps to do our part, along with the contributions of our employees, partners, customers, and community, to make the green transition a reality.”

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To support the new EV fleet, Pier 400 has installed a Level-3 dual-port DC fast charge station, four Level-2 dual-port charging stations, and will be adding four additional Level-2 dual-port charging stations accessible to staff, visitors, and the public.

This programme signifies the first phase of Pier 400’s electrification of its wider fleet of approximately 100 vehicles for terminal operations.

According to APMT, Pier 400’s transition to EVs delivers multifaceted benefits for all stakeholders, such as:

  • Reduction of nearly 60 tonnes of annual tailpipe CO2 emissions for the replaced vehicles.
  • Deploying electric vehicles at the terminal eliminates emissions of harmful pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulphur oxides (SOX), and particulate matter (PM) at the source, creating a cleaner and healthier environment that benefits both employees and visitors.
  • New EVs are governor-limited to 25 miles per hour (mph), maximising safety in the operational environment.

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Pier 400 is among five terminals participating in APMT’s worldwide electrification initiative to accelerate port equipment decarbonisation.

The five terminals were chosen because of their decarb-ready maturity levels, supporting local authorities, government, and law.

To decarbonise its operations, APMT will reportedly focus on lowering energy consumption, replacing fossil-fuel-powered equipment with battery electric, and decarbonising grid electricity through the use of renewable energy.

In December 2023, APMT announced the launch of its ‘Clean Truck Express’ lane at its Pier 400 Los Angeles terminal in support of sustainable transportation.

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