The straddle carrier stores surplus energy, which is for example generated during braking or while the load is being lowered, in a high-performance lithium-ion battery. As it drives, the vehicle uses this energy from the battery. This significantly eases the load on the combustion engine.

The manufacturer Konecranes forecasts an annual reduction of 30 to 50 tonnes of CO2 per straddle carrier. The two hybrid-battery Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers were developed and tested at the Konecranes plant in Würzburg.

With the new hybrid straddle carriers, we are cutting our energy costs and reducing emissions. This is further evidence that HHLA is a consistent supporter of cutting-edge technology and intelligent solutions. The company, the environment and the employees all benefit,

...CTT’s Managing Director, Dr. Thomas Koch, explains.

Sustainability is a key component of HHLA’s corporate strategy. The company has set itself several targets in this regard, including cutting CO2 emissions per container handled by 30% between 2008 and 2020. It had already succeeded in bringing about a 28.9% reduction by 2017.