Recently, at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, PACECO Group debuted their Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Container Rubber-Tire-Gantry RTG cranes to the European market.
NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), a Japanese public research and development organization, awarded PACECO Group a grant in collaboration with its parent company Mitsui E&S Machinery in an effort to revolutionize the ecological transition in the cargo handling industry.
In 2009, the company introduced a hybrid RTG with a smaller diesel engine and lithium-ion batteries for additional power, as well as the NZE Transtainer RTG, a near-zero emission crane with a small diesel engine that can be replaced in the near future with a zero-emission power source.
Troy Collard, general manager of sales for PACECO Corporation, explains that the company has been working on integrating the hydrogen fuel cell in the United States and has now launched it in Europe.
Mitsui E&S Machinery Co. (MES-M) and PACECO are now participating in a local hydrogen production and consumption model at the Port of Los Angeles, with the goal of transitioning port cargo handling machinery and drayage vehicles to Fuel Cell.
Last week, the Long Beach City Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution called Ship It Zero, which urges major marine importers to commit to make all port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex, which includes the Port of Long Beach, on ships with zero emissions by 2030.
This resolution combines the two major ports in the United States, Los Angeles and Long Beach, in committing to emission-free maritime shipping by 2030.
In addition, the bill requires the Port of Long Beach to construct greener international maritime commerce corridors, building on the previously established Shanghai-to-Los Angeles-to-Long Beach corridor. It also necessitates support for legislative or regulatory action to swiftly decarbonize the maritime shipping industry and build zero-emission shipping lanes along the California coast, the West Coast of the United States, and the trans-Pacific trade route.