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Green machinery for Teesport

[ April 7, 2020   //   ]

PD Ports has taken delivery of three Liebherr electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as part of the latest phase in the port operator’s container terminal expansion at Teesport.

The RTGs, which stand at are more than 24 metres high and weigh 135 tonnes, are the first of PD Ports’ electrically powered fleet and a greener alternative to existing diesel cranes.

PD Ports’ chief executive, Frans Calje (pictured, below), said: “We are continuously working to reduce our impact on the environment whilst supporting sustainable practices and the new cranes will significantly reduce emissions from equipment. Earlier this year we were pleased to become the first port in the Northern Powerhouse to achieve certification to the energy standard ISO 50001 across all of our 13 UK sites.”