Red Hook Container Terminal announces operational performance results for its fleet of 10 heavy-duty zero-emission battery-electric terminal tractors
PORT NEWARK, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hook Container Terminals LLC today announced full first quarter results of operating performance data for its fleet of ten (10) BYD Motors zero-emission battery electric terminal tractors operated at its terminal. container ship from Port Newark, New Jersey. Red Hook’s electric fleet achieved an 81% drop in fuel costs and a 90% drop in climate-altering CO2 emissions, compared to previous performance of diesel-powered vehicles. Red Hook’s fleet represents the largest deployment of zero-emission battery-electric terminal tractors in the Eastern United States and the first at a Port Authority marine terminal in New York and New Jersey.
“I am pleased to report that the operating results of the BYD Battery Electric Terminal Tractors are truly outstanding,” said Mike Stamatis, President and CEO of Red Hook Container Terminal LLC. “We saw an 81% drop in fuel costs and a 90% drop in CO2 emissions, while achieving 100% availability of our terminal tractor fleet. BYD terminal tractors and Amply Power control systems work perfectly. We are currently pursuing additional emissions reduction projects as part of Red Hook’s strategy toward net zero by 2025.”
Battery electric tractors are used to move cargo containers at the Red Hook Marine Terminal in Port Newark, as well as for trips to other terminals in Port Newark and Port Elizabeth, and to the Millennium Facility MarineRail. The project was developed and is managed by Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT), the leading New Jersey-based developer and manager of zero-emission truck and bus projects for public and private fleets.
“We left the land of estimates and projections and entered the real world of digitally controlled performance data. As a project developer and project manager, CCMT is thrilled with the results, which actually exceed our expectations, which were quite high to begin with,” said James Sherman, President and CEO of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC. “What interests me is the share of fuel costs and CO2 emissions are the result of idle emissions. Every port operator can achieve these same results now.
Managed charging, provided by partner AMPLY Power’s OMEGA software system, has been key to keeping fuel costs low and ensuring vehicles are charged and ready to go at the start of each shift. OMEGA optimizes low-cost charging while keeping the amount of electricity drawn from the site within peak load limits; the software also manages the charging operation to identify and resolve any issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Red Hook to help them achieve their vision of sustainable and environmentally responsible port operations, and we’re excited to help them reduce their fuel costs while doing so,” said Sean Larkin, Director of Sales and Business Development for AMPLY Power. “A lot of people worry about electricity costs, but as Red Hook has proven, electric vehicles can be fuel efficient while demonstrating reliable uptime with no missed days of operation. This is a situation win-win.
“Red Hook Terminal and the Port of Newark are an excellent testing ground for BYD’s advanced and innovative battery electric technology. These results show that a diligent operation like the Red Hook Terminal, and the community it serves, benefit from removing carbon from our atmosphere,” said Patrick Duan, senior vice president of operations, BYD North America. . “Congratulations to Red Hook Terminal and the Port of Newark for achieving these very positive results.”
About Red Hook Terminals LLC
Red Hook Terminals LLC is a multi-faceted marine terminal developer, operator, stevedore and operator of the Cross-Harbor Barging operation with three facilities in the NY/NJ Port Complex and operations in Freeport, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland. With cargo handling capabilities and productivity unmatched in the Port of NY & NJ, Red Hook Terminals is capable of handling any type or size of cargo. Whether it’s a bulk product such as aggregates, steel or timber, reefer cargo, containers, yachts, heavy lift, automobiles, heavy and heavy cargo (lolo and roro), OOG or special project cargo, Red Hook Terminals is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of our customers. Red Hook is also at the forefront of the development and use of clean energy and technology, such as the largest dedicated offshore wind port project in the Port of NY/NJ to meet industry needs. emerging offshore wind turbine in the United States, and the first and largest deployment of heavy-duty zero-emission construction tractors along the United States East Coast and the first at a marine terminal in the Port of NY&NJ.
About Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC
CCMT pioneered the battery electric truck and bus industry and is now the leading New Jersey-based zero-emission truck and bus fleet project developer and manager. CCMT has developed and arranged public and private financing for several medium and heavy-duty battery electric truck and bus projects in New Jersey involving a wide variety of vehicles including garbage trucks, construction tractors, shuttles , network vehicles (V2G). school buses and box delivery trucks. We focus on projects in overcrowded communities.
CCMT also provides project management services for power park projects, including engineering, procurement and construction services. CCMT was the project manager for the design, installation, integration and optimization of the loader bank for Red Hook Container Terminal’s fleet of yard tractors. The charging system includes chargers, automated charging control software and telematics systems. Where possible, CCMT seeks to incorporate solar power + storage to create a microgrid that can provide low-cost renewable energy and continue to supply electricity during grid blackouts.
The official sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, the world leader in electric vehicles, is dedicated to creating a “Total Solution”. Globally, BYD is committed to corporate social responsibility, carefully monitoring our supply chain for human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substances control, and property rights. intellectual. We only select suppliers and resellers who share our commitment to fair labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.
BYD has 220,000 employees worldwide, including nearly 1,000 in the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit https://en.byd.com/ or follow BYD on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
About AMPLY Power
AMPLY Power is a comprehensive provider of electric vehicle charging and energy management infrastructure for critical fleets operating trucks, buses, vans and light commercial vehicles. AMPLY’s intelligent load management software, OMEGA, co-optimizes charging for low cost energy and carbon impact, while delivering improved resiliency and a 99.9% reliability target, all in one user-friendly dashboard. Combined with its optional charging-as-a-service model, AMPLY’s vehicle- and charger-agnostic approach enables the company to manage all the details of charging a fleet of electric vehicles, ensuring performance and significantly reducing initial capital expenditure. As fleets continue to work towards meeting sustainability goals, AMPLY’s fully managed solution is a cost-effective, service-focused approach, reducing fuel costs by up to 85% and making electrification easier for fleet organizations. all sizes. AMPLY was recently named to the Global Cleantech 100 for the third consecutive year. AMPLY was acquired by bp in December 2021, bp’s first step towards American electrification. To learn more about AMPLY, please visit www.amplypower.com or LinkedIn and follow @AMPLYpower on Twitter.