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Peel Ports goes green

[ March 2, 2022   //   ]

Peel Ports will switch to greener fuels for straddle carriers and plant equipment across most of its estate by 31 March. 

It has been working closely with manufacturers such as JCB, Terberg and Combi-lift,  with testing of the new fuels starting in November last year. 

The plan is for 45% of plant equipment fleet to move to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), and 29% to electric throughout 2022. The group is working to move the remainder of its fleet to less polluting fuel alternatives as these become available.  

Managing director ports services, Lewis McIntyre, added: “The change in legislation in rebated fuels provided an opportunity to address the powering of our plant equipment and a further move towards our carbon neutrality goals. 

“Whilst these transition fuels will offer a temporary improvement, they don’t provide a long-term solution and we are already working with manufacturers and suppliers who are developing the next generation of sustainable land equipment for all our operations.”