The Port of Helsingborg has welcomed its first electrical Terberg tractor, with three additional tractors on order.
The second-generation terminal tractor is equivalent to a conventional diesel tractor in capacity and torque.
One of its advantages alongside the reduced environmental impact is a quieter and more ergonomic work environment for port workers.
The original delivery date was set to be late 2020 or early 2021, but it was slightly delayed due to the pandemic and a shortage in supply.
New fast-charging stations have been developed and installed by ABB to meet the increased utility demand with the new terminal tractors.
Bart Steijaert, CEO at the Port of Helsingborg, said, “We are very excited about the arrival of one of the first vehicles of the second-generation electric terminal tractors.
“Similar vehicles of the first generation are currently being used in airports, but I believe we are the first port in Sweden to use electrical terminal tractors. We look at this as a great opportunity. We are very excited to integrate the new electrical vehicle into our daily operations.”
The port estimates the second electrical terminal tractor has an estimated delivery by the end of June 2021.
Mats Lundqvist, vehicle technician at the Port of Helsingborg, added, “There will be a need to update our safety processes with the addition of electric vehicles to our fleet.
“I also think there will be new and additional requirements needed for the technicians as we transition into a more sustainable environment with electric terminal vehicles.
“The procedure for our daily check-up of all terminal tractors will also need to be updated.”