DP World has ordered 12 hybrid straddle carriers for its Southampton terminal in an effort to cut emissions and reduce its carbon footprint.
Compared to conventional diesel-electric machines, DP World expects the machines will use 20% less fuel and reduce its emissions.
DP World’s UK chief operating officer Nick Loader said: “With this significant investment package on these new hybrid straddles we have achieved a significant milestone in investing in our environment and our future.”
The company has ordered nine 4-high and three 3-high machines from Kalmar and they will be in operation by Spring 2019.
As it continues to renew and upgrade its fleet, DP World Southampton will have reduced its NOx emissions by over 50% by 2020.
“We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and the community in which we operate,” Loader said.