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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