PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
Green Terminal Design
By Kathy A. Smith
Many cargo handling equipment manufacturers have already moved to electrification in order to reduce emissions, but there are other ways to make cargo-handling equipment and terminals more cost-effective and energy-efficient, including the use of hybrid systems, stormwater treatment and truck modernization.
In 2013, Konecranes Inc. introduced the world’s first hybrid reach stacker. With a lifting capacity of 45 tons, the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, an electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor-based energy storage system. Propulsion and lifting are powered by dedicated electric motors that can all operate in regenerative mode. MORE