New gantry cranes arrive in Halifax

Photo courtesy of PSA Halifax.

May 8, 2024

The Port of Halifax is excited to welcome the first four of eight electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (E-RTG) to terminal operator PSA Halifax’s Atlantic Hub.

The cranes are expected to increase yard handling capacity by approximately 25%​ at Atlantic Hub. Their arrival is part of PSA Halifax’s investments in the port’s container terminals to improve productivity and reduce maintenance down time compared to traditional diesel equipment.

Electrifying equipment at the Port is part of our sustainability commitment, including decarbonization efforts​ by key Port partners like PSA Halifax, and across the supply chain. PSA Halifax reports that each E-RTG is expected to eliminate about 1.5 kT of CO2e, or a 15.6% reduction compared to a diesel powered RTG on an annual basis.

Equipment updates like the new cranes help secure the Port of Halifax as a vital supply chain link connecting markets in Central Canada, the U.S. Midwest and Atlantic Canada with more than 150 countries around the world.

In all, eight new cranes are being added to PSA Atlantic Hub, with the final batch of four arriving later this year.


Source material in English: PSA Halifax Orders Eight New Electric Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes From Konecranes

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Lori MacLean
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 209-7170
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