Battery and hybrid equipment for net zero APM Terminals Barcelona
On its path to achieving net zero by 2040, APM Terminals Barcelona (APMT) have turned to Konecranes and their battery and hybrid straddle carriers. APMT has placed an order for four battery Konecranes Noell straddle carriers and 17 hybrid Konecranes Noell straddle carriers.
APMT has ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 70 per cent up to 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040. This will require the adoption of innovative and sustainable container handling equipment such as battery straddle carriers. This contract marks a milestone for both companies, who are showing that straddle carrier operations can reach carbon net zero.
Jelle Burger, APMT Program Lead Electrification Pilots, said, “We are excited to team up with Konecranes for battery-powered straddle carriers as a big step towards decarbonizing our industry. Having a partner like Konecranes and collaborating in a battery-powered straddle carrier pilot is what we need to reach our net zero goal.”
“The high-performance, reliable, low-emission and zero-tailpipe-emission container handling equipment that APMT has ordered from Konecranes will contribute significantly to achieving their decarbonization targets. We’re especially proud to have APMT as the first company globally to order battery-powered Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers, and we look forward to working with APMT as we move the container handling industry towards decarbonization,” said Hubert Foltys, Director Business Line Straddle Carriers, Konecranes.
The four battery Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, which will come with two automated charging stations, handle containers 1-over-3 high with twin-lift capability and will be delivered in the third quarter of 2024. APMT will adopt the Konecranes “out of operation” battery charging strategy for intelligent machine deployment and complete, unhindered work shifts. The 17 hybrid Konecranes Noell straddle carriers are also twin-lift, stacking 1-over-3, and will be delivered at the end of this year through early 2024.