Rocsys, a maker of autonomous conductive charging solutions, has signed an agreement with marine terminal operator SSA Marine to supply ROC-1 autonomous charging systems, which will autonomously charge part of SSA Marine’s electric yard tractor fleet at the International Container Terminal at the Port of Oakland.
Autonomous charging is designed to enable reliable and fast charging while reducing the wear and tear on charging cables and connectors. Drivers only have to park yard tractors near charging stations, rather than manually connecting vehicles to the chargers.
Rocsys’s ROC-1 system works with DC charging stations that use a CCS-1 charging connector, providing the capability to autonomously charge vehicles from existing EVSE. Rocsys will also provide its Automated Charge Port Cover, which automatically opens and closes, enabling a fully autonomous charging experience.
This project is funded in part by a $50-million grant from the California Air Resources Board to fund low-emission equipment and vessels at three California ports. The Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) project will deploy over 100 pieces of zero-emission terminal equipment and port drayage trucks in Long Beach, Stockton and Oakland.
CEO of Rocsys, Crijn Bouman: “Last year we opened our first office in North America in Portland, Oregon, and built a highly skilled technical team to support our US customers closely. Delivering such an inspiring project within that first year is a testament to our ability to respond to customer needs and deliver on their vision for sustainability.”