Eco-efficiency is at the fore of Associated British Port’s latest £1.6 million investment on the Humber.
Four Konecranes Reach Stackers are being used in the port of Immingham, all run on HVO (hydrogen vegetable oil), a renewable, fossil free version of diesel which can cut carbon emissions by 90%.
They also feature a Start/Stop function, which means the amount of time the engine is idle is cut, further assisting in reducing carbon emissions.
The Reach Stackers replace older equipment which had reached the end of their usable life. They will be used to move containers around the port and will be more efficient at travelling over longer distances.
The new equipment is also seen as more ergonomic, responsive, and easier to drive. It will also feature a lightweight spreader. This reduced spreader weight enables improvements on the reach stacker design and makes it possible to increase the lifting capacity in second and third container row.