PSA Antwerp implements electric quay cars


In 2014, PSA Antwerp invested significantly in making its car and machine fleet greener by purchasing 11 electric quay cars and 2 hybrid straddle carriers. Using these electric cars (Renault Zoë), PSA Antwerp can lower its environmental impact by 29.53 tonnes of CO² emission per year.

Also, two new-generation hybrid straddle carriers are taken into use at MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and at Europa Terminal. These hybrid machines' regenerative energy systems convert electrical braking and spreader energy into electric power. This new system can deliver a 40% decrease in CO² emission.

In addition, PSA Antwerp is making great effort in minimizing its environmental impact by recovering energy from quay cranes and implementing energy-efficient illumination and automated lighting control to its terminals.