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Hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes will cut TraPac’s emissions at the Port of Oakland

May 18, 2023

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has approved major green upgrades to the cargo handling equipment in the lease with TraPac, a key marine terminal at the Oakland seaport.

“This landmark lease agreement will bring the port closer to its goal of achieving zero emissions operations,” Danny Wan, the port’s executive director, says. “We have multiple projects underway that are modernizing the seaport and building the Port of Oakland into a hub of zero emissions innovations.”

TraPac signed a 14-year lease with the port in 2016 in anticipation of an expansion project, which nearly doubles its port footprint. TraPac has now agreed to purchase four new hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) by the end of 2024, as well as modernize three RTGs so they can run on hybrid-diesel fuel instead of just diesel. The improvements are expected to reduce emissions by 95%.