60 e-tractors for Port of Long Beach
A new project is to replace diesel yard tractors at Long Beach Container Terminal with approximately 60 electric, human-operated yard tractors.
The Port of Long Beach has announced that it will receive a USD 30.1 million grant from the US department of transportation to deploy the nation’s largest fleet of manually operated, zero-emissions cargo handling equipment at a single marine terminal.
Funding for the new clean air initiative comes from the 2022 port infrastructure development programme, administered by the US Maritime Administration.
The project at LBCT – which can move 3.3 million cargo container units annually – also includes the construction of electric equipment charging stations with energy efficiency-enhancing software, training for operators and maintenance personnel, and the installation of software equipment to streamline cargo-handling operations within the terminal. (sh)