Hyster receives green award
Hyster Company has been selected as a 2023 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The award honours Hyster for innovating clean power solutions that help operations in intensive industries like ports and manufacturing mitigate environmental impact and meet growing sustainability regulations and goals.
In keeping with its commitment to develop industry-first solutions, Hyster is at the forefront of electrifying higher-capacity equipment that has traditionally relied on internal combustion engine (ICE) power. The company’s innovations in hydrogen fuel cell-powered (HFC) port equipment resulted in the first-ever real-world pilot of an HFC-powered top-pick container handler, located at Fenix Marine Services in the Port of Los Angeles. The container handler is designed to provide the zero emissions benefits of a battery electric option, but with enough energy capacity to keep operations moving for a full shift, avoiding the need to interrupt productivity by stopping to recharge or refuel. This single truck is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 127 tons and reduce criteria pollutants by half a ton over the course of a year, according to the Center for Transportation and the Environment.
Hyster also has planned pilots for an HFC-powered reachstacker at the Port of Valencia in Spain, an HFC-powered empty container handler and terminal tractor in Hamburg, Germany and is working with Capacity Trucks to develop electric and hydrogen-powered terminal tractors.
“Increasingly, companies and government bodies are grappling with the task of limiting emissions and pursuing sustainability,” says Herman Klaus, Director, Big Truck Application Solutions, Hyster Company. “As we continue to expand green options, we’re helping our customers obtain the right clean power solution to help them meet their emissions reduction targets, even in applications where electrification might not have seemed possible before.”