Red Hook Container Terminal Announces Operating Performance Results for its Fleet of 10 Heavy-Duty Z

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NEWARK, N.J. - March 30, 2022 - PRLog -- Red Hook Container Terminals LLC announced today the results of the first full quarter of operating performance data for its fleet of 10 BYD Motors heavy-duty zero-emission battery electric terminal tractors being operated at its container terminal in Port Newark, New Jersey.  Red Hook's electric fleet achieved an 81% decline in fuel costs and a 90% drop in climate altering CO2 emissions.

"I am happy to report that the operating results for the BYD battery electric terminal tractors are truly outstanding," said Mike Stamatis, President & CEO of Red Hook Container Terminal LLC.  "We have recorded an 81% decline in fuel costs and a 90% decline in CO2 emissions, all while achieving 100% uptime of our terminal tractor fleet.  The BYD terminal tractors and Amply Power control systems are both working perfectly."

The battery electric tractors are being used to move cargo containers at the Red Hook Marine Terminal in Port Newark, as well as to make runs to the other terminals at Port Newark and Port Elizabeth, and to run to the Millennium Marine Rail facility.

Managed charging, provided by partner AMPLY Power's OMEGA software system, has been key to maintaining low fueling costs and ensuring vehicles are charged and ready to operate at the beginning of each shift.

"The Red Hook Terminal and the Port of Newark are a great proving ground for BYD's advanced and innovative battery electric technology. These results show that a hard-at-work operation like the Red Hook Terminal, and the community it serves, benefits from eliminating carbon from our atmosphere," said Patrick Duan, Senior Vice President Operations, BYD North America.

About Red Hook Terminals LLC

Red Hook Terminals LLC is a multi-faceted marine terminal developer, operator, stevedore and operator of the Cross-Harbor Barging Operation with three facilities in the Port of NY/NJ complex and operations in Freeport, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland.  With cargo handling capabilities and productivity second to none in the Port of NY&NJ, Red Hook Terminals is able to handle any type or size cargo.  Whether it is a bulk commodity such as aggregates, steel or lumber, reefer cargo, containers, yachts, heavy lifts, autos, high and heavy (lolo and roro), OOG or special project cargoes, Red Hook Terminals is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of our customers.

About BYD

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, the world's leading electric vehicle company, is dedicated to creating a "total solution." Globally, BYD is committed to corporate social responsibility, deeply monitoring our supply chain in terms of human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substance control and intellectual property rights. We only select suppliers and dealers who share our commitment to just labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.

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