HHLA’s sustainability strategy on track with new battery-powered AGVs

first_imgHHLA compensates for CO2 emissions that are still being generated through emissions reduction certificates, thereby supporting environmentally friendly projects. The goal is to constantly reduce the need to compensate, which will be driven forward through the expansion of the battery-powered AGV fleet. Due to its high degree of automation and electrification, the CTA is now the world’s first container handling facility to be certified climate-neutral, according to HHLA. Terminal processes that still produce CO2 emissions today will be gradually electrified, or their transition to electrical power will be field-tested. With the expansion of climate-friendly energy supply at CTA, HHLA said it is ensuring the continued operation of its growing battery-powered AGV fleet. Half of the vehicles employed are already powered by lithium-ion batteries and by the end of the year, sixteen more of these environmentally friendly AGVs will be added to the fleet. Posted: 9 months ago Six new charging stations will be installed at CTA by the end of the year. Image by HHLA By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 vehicles should be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This will result in an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO₂ and around 118 tonnes of nitrogen oxide because the electric AGVs do not generate any local CO₂, nitrogen oxide or fine particulate matter emissions. Posted: 9 months ago As explained, the battery-powered vehicles are also attractive from an economic standpoint because their ratio of energy consumed to actual power output is three times higher than that of diesel AGVs. Further advantages of lithium-ion batteries include their charging time, which is just one and a half hours, high durability and freedom from maintenance. Six further green energy charging stations for battery-powered automated container transporters (AGV) and sixteen additional lithium-ion AGVs will be put into operation at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) by the end of the year. Business & Finance The conversion of the AGV fleet at CTA, supported by Hamburg’s Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the “Energiewende in Unternehmen” subsidy programme, is said to be an important component of HHLA’s sustainability strategy. Specifically, the goal is to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality across the group by 2040. Two new charging stations were delivered to CTA on 4 September. They will be used to supply green energy to the automated AGV fleet in charge of transporting containers between the quayside and the container storage blocks at CTA. Another four charging units, each stored in a 20-foot container, will be delivered to the terminal in the coming weeks. This will increase the number of charging stations at CTA to thirteen by the end of 2020, and five more will be added next year. HHLA Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040 Germany’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continues to implement its sustainability strategy at the company’s terminal facilities in Hamburg. Categories:last_img read more

UEFA, FIFA at loggerheads as key football return update contradicts grim reality check

first_img Promoted Content8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Tim Meyer believes it is “definitely possible” to restart with the 2019/20 season despite COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe. But the UEFA medical chief’s upbeat message comes 24 hours after his FIFA counterpart Michel D’Hooghe insisted the beautiful game wasn’t ready to exit cold storage. The governing body of European football has encouraged clubs to explore all options before calling time on the current campaign with big questions surrounding the outcome of this season’s Champions League and Europa League lying in wait. UEFA have set a deadline of May 25 for their 55 associations to make a final decision on how to end the season. Meanwhile, the Premier League appear determined to plough forward with ‘Project Restart’ – despite Ligue 1 becoming the latest league ending their current campaign across the Channel. And Meyer believes football can make a return if clubs and decision makers ensure the safety of those involved in getting the game back. The medical expert said: “In discussing any return to playing competitive, elite level football, the health of the players, all those involved in potential games and the public at large is of paramount importance. “All football organisations which are planning the restart of their competitions will produce comprehensive protocols dictating sanitary and operational conditions ensuring that the health of those involved in the games is protected and the integrity of public policy is preserved. Loading… “Under these conditions and in full respect of local legislation, it is definitely possible to plan the restart of competitions suspended during the 2019-20 season.” Those views are in sharp contrast to the no-nonsense message D’Hooge issued on Tuesday – as he believes plans for a quick-fire return are highly unlikely. He said: “The world is not ready for competitive football. I hope this can change very quickly, I sincerely hope that, believe me. “This is not a matter of money but a matter of life and death. “That’s why I ask everybody to be very, very careful before starting competitions again in the different nations. “It is a terrible responsibility for the moment and I have a lot of objections at the moment. read also:UEFA gives €236.5m to associations “First of all nearly all the countries say you should keep the social distancing. “Well I don’t think you can play the Premier League when the players are obliged to remain two metres from each other.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Governing body of European football has continuously encouraged clubs to explore all options before calling time on the current campaign.last_img read more