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Port of Oakland sees 95% emissions reduction with hybrid cranes

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

Port of Oakland sees 95% emissions reduction with hybrid cranes

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

Oakland port sees big drop in GHG emissions with hybrid yard cranes

According to SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal announced, on July 2, that its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut GHG emissions by 96%. Specifically, the marine terminal, which handles 61% of Oakland’s cargo, now converts 13 massive cargo handlers, also known as rubber tired gantry cranes, from diesel to battery-powered hybrid engines. 

Port of Oakland’s cranes go hybrid for a cleaner air

Port of Oakland announced its plans for a greener containerized cargo handling. The port stated that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power. The result is expected to be an annual 45-ton reduction in diesel-related air pollutants.

Miami Terminal goes full-electric

Kalmar has agreed to supply six of its ‘Zero Emission’ rubber-tyred gantry (RTGs) cranes to the South Florida Container Terminal in Miami. This will make South Florida the first terminal in the US to have 100% zero emission RTGs, as these will be the first ones to be installed by any Miami terminal. The RTGs are scheduled to be delivered in early 2020 and are part of a project focused on redeveloping the South Florida Container Terminal.

New battery solutions aim to cut emissions in Chinese ports

Corvus Energy announced that will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems for four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes, for CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering. The RTGs are the first of many cranes at the Chinese Port of Changshu to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS.

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