Port of Helsingborg shifts to fully electric terminal tractors
The Port of Helsingborg, Sweden’s second-largest container harbour, is gradually turning into the country’s most sustainable maritime facility. Since late 2021, four new Terberg electric terminal tractors have been operating in the port area. In the future, the Swedish port will entirely shift to battery-powered terminal tractors.
As the freight volumes are growing, the Port of Helsingborg is implementing the expansion project, which will be completed in 2028. Within it, the port authority intends to transform the harbour into a fossil-free facility. To this end, the first four electric terminal tractors were put into operation at the Port of Helsingborg in 2021. “We are working on a major innovation project, we want to switch to fossil-free vehicles for all our operations. We have got off to a good start with the electric vehicles at the port. The entire fleet will be electric in the near future. We are even considering self-propelled container movers in demarcated port areas,” said technical manager Christina Argelius from the Port of Helsingborg.
The Terberg YT203-EV terminal tractors with a lifting capacity of 36,000 kilogrammes do not emit CO2 and NOX and meet a number of strict environmental requirements. On the routes of their operations, the port authority established a network of powerful DC chargers. The terminal tractors from Terberg Group can charge during the few-minute stops as well as breaks or end of work. “We are adapting to the new technology, as we need to update safety procedures, teach drivers to optimize driving and expand service readiness together with our suppliers. We think electric vehicles are very promising and we will definitely get more in future,” added Christina Argelius.