NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY
"These all-electric mobile harbour cranes are a game changer for
public health, the environment and our regional economy. It's win, win,
win. By replacing our diesel-powered cargo handling equipment with
electric equipment, such as these cranes, we continue to ensure that the
air in and around the terminal is cleaner to breathe, reduce our
environmental impacts and fulfil our responsibility to support commerce
and jobs. in our region," said Chairman Rafael Castellanos of the Board
of Harbour Commissioners of the Port of San Diego.
The cranes are expected to be operational later this year.
The Port of Diego ordered battery-electric cranes from Konecranes for
approximately $14 million and spent an additional $8.9 million to make
the necessary electrical infrastructure improvements to support the
cranes, which included $2.7 million in grants from the San Diego County
Air Pollution Control District.
The cranes will represent the highest lifting capacity of
any crane system currently on the West Coast, up to 400 metric tonnes
(MT) compared to the 100 MT lifting capacity of the previous diesel
Most of the heavy loads destined for this region weigh more than 200
MT, including larger pieces of solar, wind and industrial power
equipment, as well as project cargoes.
TAMT operates as an omni-directional cargo terminal consisting of a
38.85-hectare facility and handles breakbulk, bulk, container, and
project cargoes for solar, wind and hydroelectric power facilities,
steel and engines used in local shipbuilding, as well as private yachts,
refrigerated cargo, sodium carbonate, sugar, reams of paper and more.
source：Seatrade Maritime News