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Acquisition of 60 pieces of electric equipment worth €100 million

APM to electrify Rijeka Gateway

by Port News Editorial Staff

APM Terminals is to invest €100 million in electrifying the new Croatian terminal Rijeka Gateway’s handling equipment. Over 60 pieces of equipment will be purchased: 4 STS cranes, 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, 2 rail-mounted gantry cranes, 28 electric terminal tractors  and 14 electric vehicles.

“We are contributing to the creation of a better world for everyone,” said Rjieka Gateway Director Koen Benders, pointing out that, thanks to these investments, the port will be almost entirely decarbonized.

The first batch of electrified equipment is due to arrive in July 2024 while the terminal will begin operations in 2025, with an initial capacity of 650,000 TEUs and 1.05 million TEUs when fully operational.

The investments are part of APM Terminals’ net-zero programme. Their target is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.

At the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, APM Terminals and DP World launched an industry alliance (ZEPA) to accelerate the decarbonization of container terminals. Research in an industry white paper shows that electrical equipment for container handling can become accessible, affordable and attractive within a decade.

“We launched ZEPA to encourage the scaling up of production capacity, bring down the cost of batteries and charging solutions and create better implementation conditions for zero-emission fleets. Our experience and feedback since the launch shows us that the industry wants to engage to solve the challenge,” said Sahar Rashidbeigi, Head of Decarbonisation at APM Terminals.

Translation by Giles Foster

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