Wed. Mar 29th, 2023

The Sech and Pra’ terminals will each be allocated four machines. They will reduce Co2 emissions by up to 40 per cent

Eight new eco-friendly dockside container handling equipment will arrive at Psa’s Genoese terminals Sech and Genova Pra’. The agreement for the delivery of the Kalmar eco reach stackers has been signed, with an investment that has not been disclosed but which, according to market rumours, amounts to about EUR 4 million in total.

Each of the two Genoese terminals will receive four Kalmar systems for container handling; machines that, thanks to their innovative transmission, technicians explain, will guarantee a reduction in emissions and will replace those currently in use, which are more polluting.

Delivery in the second quarter of 2023
Delivery of the new reach stackers is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. Thanks to the new transmission, combined with a smaller displacement engine, the eco reach stackers will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 40% compared to older models, and up to 25% compared to newer models, without having to compromise on performance, the engineers explain.

The operation, underlines a note, ‘is in continuity with the plan to renew the company’s assets announced by Psa Italy in recent months; the battle against emissions is one of the main themes and one of the strong points of the Psa group, in Italy and worldwide’.

Reducing emissions
The company, the note continues, ‘aims to reduce its absolute scope 1 (from company-owned assets, ed.) and scope 2 (indirect emissions generated by purchased and consumed energy, ed.) carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030, compared to the 2019 base year, and to work towards zero net carbon emissions by 2050’.

Roberto Ferrari, CEO of Psa Italy, points out that ‘optimising our equipment is one of the objectives we had set ourselves and which we are strictly adhering to: our group has fulfilled and continues to fulfil its commitments to the city and its institutions, including the issue of energy efficiency’.

Ecology and productivity
Today more than ever, he continues, “it is necessary to do some serious thinking on issues such as environmental sustainability, energy saving, automation and safety, in order to adopt long-term sustainable solutions with tangible and concrete results. In this sense, the new reach stackers are a step in the right direction.

“Our Drg eco reach stackers,” says Marco Tosi, country director of Kalmar Italy, “are helping to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide, demonstrating that it is possible to pursue this important goal without compromising productivity.