Long Beach container terminal goes green
By Laura Hatton05 April 2013
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Hong Kong, China, has placed an order for automated container-handling equipment from Terex Port Solutions (TPS).
The order includes 72 battery powered Terex Gottwald automated guided vehicles (AGV), a fleet management software, and a battery-changing station for use in the company’s Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) in California, USA. The 70 tonne capacity Terex Gottwald Battery AGVs are emission free and can transfer all standard ISO containers from ship-to-shore cranes to the yard, or vice versa, the company said.
The equipment will be used in a new terminal under construction at the Long Beach port.
Steve Filipov, president of the Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment, said, “This order placed by our customer, OOCL, is a logical step. We have been established among leading European terminal operators for several decades as a manufacturer and supplier of AGV technology. We consider it to be confirmation of our commitment that we have now been awarded this prestigious order, allowing us to contribute such high-grade, environmentally-aware engineering to the new low-emissions Californian container handling project. The order from OOCL affirms our position in this increasingly important market.”
The first instalment of the AGVs will be delivered in 2014.