Hyster to supply electric terminal tractors to APM Terminals

Hyster, a US manufacturer of forklifts and materials-handling equipment, has agreed to provide 10 battery-powered terminal tractors to shipping company APM Terminals at its location in Port of Mobile, Alabama.

The tractors are part of APM’s $60-million investment in port equipment electrification pilots, and are scheduled to be delivered this year. Each has a 182,000-pound gross combined weight rating and features a 260 kWh battery pack that provides approximately 9.5 hours of continuous run time on a full charge. The tractors were developed in collaboration with Capacity Trucks and will be manufactured at its Texas facilities.

Operating as a gang, the tractors will be used to move laden and unladen containers between the ship-to-shore crane and the yard at APM Terminals Mobile, which is a hub connecting sea, road and rail transport on the Gulf Coast.

“We are seeing a clear demand for zero-emission port equipment, including terminal tractor options. Our history of electrifying forklifts and our work to electrify container handling equipment positions us to bring expertise and learnings to terminal tractors,” said Niek Willems, Manager, Big Truck Global Accounts at Hyster.

Source: Hyster


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