Konecranes Ecolifting

One cannot conceive of the modern world...

... without the global logistical chain of container handling. Every player in the container handling industry is responsible for moving the containers it must move, while reducing the CO2 load generated by each container move.

The responsibility is quantifiable. The shipping industry alone is responsible for 2.54% of all annual CO2 emissions caused by human activity. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is committed to decreasing the CO2 emissions of its members by 40% by 2030 (globally), with a further objective of 70% reduction by 2050. The transportation sector as a whole in the EU, which includes ports and container terminals, has a similar target.

Konecranes is a key player here, and we take our responsibility very seriously as an equipment and service provider (read about our Leadership rating in CDP climate change performance ranking). Our sense of responsibility is embodied in our Ecolifting approach, which is fact-based and underlies all Konecranes product and service development in the long-term.

Ecolifting roadmap for ports products

Stepping up

Ecolifting is Konecranes’ long-term vision to fully electrify its product offering for container terminals and intermodal terminals. The first step consists of making our diesel drives as eco-efficient as possible. The second step consists of providing hybrid drives, taking full advantage of the latest technologies. The third step consists of providing fully-electric products. But it won’t stop there. Konecranes will always be designing products to do more with less and less energy.