Konecranes to deliver 21 battery-powered and hybrid straddle carriers to APMT Barcelona to support terminal’s drive to lower emissions

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  • Milestone agreement marks first order globally for innovative battery-powered Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers

APM Terminals Barcelona (APMT) has ordered 4 battery Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers and 17 hybrid Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers. The order was booked in Q2 2023.

APMT Barcelona turned to Konecranes for low-emission and zero-tailpipe-emission straddle carriers to help them achieve their decarbonization commitments without compromising productivity and reliability. APMT has ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 70% up to 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040. This will require the adoption of innovative and sustainable container handling equipment such as battery straddle carriers. This contract marks a milestone for both companies, who are showing that straddle carrier operations can reach carbon net zero.

Jelle Burger, APMT Program Lead Electrification Pilots, said: “We are excited to team up with Konecranes for battery-powered straddle carriers as a big step towards decarbonizing our industry. Having a partner like Konecranes and collaborating in a battery-powered straddle carrier pilot is what we need to reach our net zero goal.”

“The high-performance, reliable, low-emission and zero-tailpipe-emission container handling equipment that APMT has ordered from Konecranes will contribute significantly to achieving their decarbonization targets. We’re especially proud to have APMT as the first company globally to order battery-powered Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers, and we look forward to working with APMT as we move the container handling industry towards decarbonization,” said Hubert Foltys, Director Business Line Straddle Carriers, Konecranes.

The 4 battery Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers, which will come with 2 automated charging stations, handle containers 1-over-3 high with twin-lift capability and will be delivered in Q3 2024. APMT will adopt the Konecranes “out of operation” battery charging strategy for intelligent machine deployment and complete, unhindered work shifts. The 17 hybrid Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers are also twin-lift, stacking 1-over-3, and will be delivered at the end of this year through early 2024.

This order is part of Ecolifting, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of our customers. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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Further information:
Svend Videbaek, Marketing Specialist, Port Cranes Marketing, Port Solutions, Konecranes

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This release can be found on Konecranes.com.

Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That’s why, with around 16,300 professionals in over 50 countries, Konecranes is trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs. In 2022, Group sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).