Heavy machinery manufacturer SANY is introducing its electrically powered port machinery to the European market.
SANY has already gained practical experience in the use of electrically powered machinery in China and Southeast Asia and has incorporated this knowledge into the further development of its products.
Electric empty container handlers, reach stackers, and terminal tractors are now in widespread use in Asia, and the machinery is being adapted to European standards and operator habits.
The machinery is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2023.
In addition to its fully electrically driven machinery, SANY also offers a hybrid reach stacker, which has a 20 per cent reduction in emissions due to its two drive types (combustion engine and simple hydro-pneumatic drive).
Another option is the use of biofuels. All SANY mobile port machinery that is equipped with a Stage V engine can run on biofuels in addition to conventional fuels.
The EU has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030, and the transport and industrial sectors have a crucial role in achieving this goal.
“Many customers are aware they need to change their machinery purchases quickly if they are to significantly reduce CO2 emissions across their fleet by 2030 and comply with EU requirements for reduced emissions,” said Jürgen Keller, Product Manager at SANY Europe.
“At customer level, I expect to see more discussions about this in the next 6-12 months.”
Last month, SANY announced the delivery of two units of STS cranes to Pasir Panjang Terminal and Tuas Port in Singapore.
SANY’s Zhuhai plant, designed as a modern logistics and marine equipment industrial park with a 3.5 kilometre coastline, prepared the STS cranes before delivering it to the PSA.