GenSet locomotives make it possible to reduce diesel consumption thanks to a power-regulating device that can start up one, two or all three generators, depending on the size of the task at hand. Furthermore, when the locomotive remains stationary for more than five minutes, the on-board computer puts the locomotive into standby mode, shutting off all the generators. This system helps reduce fuel consumption by 30% and cuts greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50%.
“By purchasing these two new locomotives, the MPA confirms its commitment to make the Port of Montreal a benchmark of the best environmental practices in North America’s marine industry,” said Sylvie Vachon, MPA’s president and CEO. “Our intermodal system, which makes it possible to form trains loaded with containers right beside ships, is the envy of our competitors,” she added,