Clean-running machines cut fuel consumption, contribute to sustainable operations
The Georgia Ports Authority Board on May 22 approved the purchase of three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes for the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Ga.
The decision to install eRTGs in Chatsworth continues a transition begun at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. GPA’s initial eRTG project was the first installation of its kind at a port in North America. Electric RTGs virtually eliminate emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter compared to diesel-powered RTGs. Through efforts such as electrifying ship-to-shore cranes and refrigerated container racks, the Port of Savannah avoids the use of more than 5.4 million gallons of diesel annually.