Mayotte Channel Gateway, the operator of the Port of Longoni, has received a delivery of five Automotive Terminal Trailers (ATTs) and six power-pack hybrids from French manufacturer Gaussin Manugistique.
The ATTs will run on electric motors located in the wheels which provide a reduction in torque during start-up and collect kinetic energy generated by braking. The manufacturer estimates that this will result in an energy saving of close to 20%.
Mayotte Channel Gateway were appointed the sole terminal operator of the Port of Longoni on Mayotte island. which is near Madagascar but part of France, in 2013.
It is the first French port to be turned over to private management.