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APM Terminals confirms major electrification investment in Croatian terminal

When the Rijeka Gateway becomes fully operational in 2025, it will mark a significant milestone in APM Terminals' endeavours to transition to electric-powered container handling.

APM Terminals, in collaboration with ENNA Logic, has invested in over 60 units of electric container handling equipment to meet the demands of the Croatian terminal. This investment ensures that the majority of container handling activities will be performed using electric-powered assets upon commencement of operations.

The initial shipment of new terminal equipment is scheduled to arrive this July, coinciding with employee training sessions on implementing best practices.

"At APM Terminals, we have an ambitious goal of reaching Net-Zero by 2040. To reach this goal and decarbonise our operations, we need to reduce energy usage, replace fossil-fuel-driven equipment with battery-electric and decarbonise our grid using renewable energy. Therefore, the investment in Rijeka Gateway is a major step in the right direction, which further builds upon the pilots that we are already running in various locations around the world,” stated Sahar Rashidbeigi, head of decarbonisation of APM Terminals.

Approximately €100 million (around US$110 million) will be invested in equipment for the new terminal, which had its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2023.

The complete fleet of electrified equipment will include four STS cranes, 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, two rail-mounted gantry cranes, 28 electric terminal tractors, and 14 electric vehicles.

During COP28, APM Terminals and DP World jointly launched the Zero-Emissions Port Alliance (ZEPA) to expedite decarbonization efforts in container terminals.

“For me, the white paper and formation of the alliance was quite a breakthrough in our efforts to accelerate the process. We launched ZEPA to encourage the scaling up of production capacity, bring down the cost of batteries and charging solutions, and create better implementation conditions for zero-emission fleets. Our experience and feedback since the launch shows us that the industry wants to engage to solve the challenge,” said Sahar Rashidbeigi.

Currently, APM Terminals is initiating pilot programs in various locations including Aqaba in Jordan, Pier 400 and Mobile in the United States, Barcelona in Spain and SCCT in Egypt. These pilots aim to investigate potential opportunities and innovative solutions for electrification.





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