Pacific Northwest ports in prime position for electric cargo equipment

The low or zero-emission power supply of the ports of the Pacific Northwest will mean the ports will be ideally placed for future investments in electricity. Electrified zero-emission yard equipment (such as electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes launched at the Port of Long Beach in March) will become more common in the future as ports […]

Port of Long Beach reaches electric milestone

Electric cranes mark milestone for Port of Long Beach and SSA Marine

The Port of Long Beach has said SSA Marine is now operating the first of its nine yard cranes at its Pier J, marking a milestone in a goal to transition zero-emissions terminal equipment by 2030. The demonstration of the electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes is part of the Zero-Emissions Terminal Equipment Transition Project, which […]

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Effenco launches affordable electric solution

Effenco has announced the launch of the first 100% electric solution offered at the same purchase price as diesel alternatives. The company said that while the discovery of new electrical technologies has accelerated in recent years in the transportation electrification field, no one has yet been able to develop a solution that, from the start, […]

Hyster-Yale Group and Capacity Trucks to develop environmentally sustainable terminal tractors

Hyster-Yale Group and Capacity Trucks are joining forces to address growing demand for environmentally sustainable terminal tractor solutions in port, terminal and distribution centre markets. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop electric and hydrogen-powered terminal tractors with automation-ready capabilities. Initial prototypes are targeted to be available in 2021 for market testing. […]

Port of Oakland hybrid electric cranes deliver emissions savings

The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its yard cranes by 95% after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting […]