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SSA Marine begins operation of zero-emission-electric cranes in Long Beach

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SSA Marine Terminal has started operations of the first of nine electric cranes destined for the container yard at the Port of Long Beach.

The use of the RTG cranes is part of the Zero Emissions Terminal Equipment Transition Project, which is funded in large part by a $9.7m California Energy Commission grant.

"SSA Terminals is proud to partner with the port to achieve our shared goal of implementing zero-emission cargo handling equipment," said SSA Superintendent Scott Hainlen, project coordinator.

The port, CEC and Southern California Edison are partnering on the project to bring 25 zero- or near-zero-emission vehicles to three of the port's marine terminals.

"Imagine a port where a ship slows down on approach to reduce emissions, plugs into the electrical grid at the dock instead of burning fuel to run vital systems, and runs on zero-emission cranes, yard vehicles and trucks," said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.

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