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Hybrid RTGs: On the Path to Zero-Emissions

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Author(s): Krystle McBride, Transportation Planner; Catherine Mukai, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Specialist, AECOM; and Diane Heinze, Port of Oakland; California, USA

As California seaports near impacted communities strive towards zero-emission operations, owner-operators have significant questions regarding infrastructure, reliability, maintenance, and cost-effectiveness of converting existing diesel fleets to fully electric operations. This article considers the conversion of diesel rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes at the Port of Oakland where a marine terminal operator has opted to convert all its RTG cranes to hybrid RTGs.


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