first_imgzoom Port of Hamburg’s Container Terminal Burchardkai has put into operation twelve new low-emission straddle carriers, which reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides by 94%, while generating 95% less particulate matter compared to the previously used straddle carriers.The twelve new straddle carriers comply with the requirements of the European Union’s emissions standard Euro 4: they emit a maximum of 0.5 grams of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 0.025 grams of particulate matter (PM) per kilowatt-hour of output.This translates into annual CO2 savings of more than 130,000 kilos per vehicle. A total of 133 straddle carriers are now in use at CTB.”By adding the twelve new straddle carriers, we have further expanded the fleet of vehicles at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). This enables us to further increase Burchardkai’s performance capabilities, especially at peak times,” said Dr. Stefan Behn, member of the HHLA Executive Board. ”The Port of Hamburg is in the middle of the city. That makes it important to keep harmful emissions as low as possible.”last_img

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