The Port of Hueneme has welcomed a new electric-hybrid crane as part of a $7 million spending spree by Ports America stevedoring.
The crane’s arrival marked another important step in the port’s transition to zero-emissions technology and focus on operational reliability, as the new crane is set to replace old machinery soon to be decommissioned.
“We congratulate our Port partner, Ports America, for its newest $7 million investment in Ventura County’s Port and in helping us continue on with our legacy as the greenest Port in the country,” said Oxnard Harbor Commission President, Mary Anne Rooney.
“This brand-new, electric-hybrid crane will make us even more competitive for future grants and will help us achieve our path towards Port decarbonisation much faster.”
The Port of Hueneme saw an increase of 33 per cent of cargo volumes in containers in August 2022 compared to previous year, contrary to other major ports on the US West Coast.
“The important addition of another Liebherr electric-hybrid mobile crane provides our customers the needed support and service for years to come and will further enhance the ongoing applications of green initiatives,” said Ports America General Manager, Casey Dexter.
“Ports America is committed to the Port of Hueneme and its community.”
The cranes are operating on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) made of 100 per cent renewable raw materials – a UK first.