Red Hook Terminals ordered 10 BYD 8Y all-electric yard tractors from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors. This zero-emission fleet will deploy at Red Hook Terminal’s intermodal yard in Port Newark, New Jersey. It will also be the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks operating on the US East Coast.
With 10 electric tractors, Red Hook Terminals establishes itself as a leader in zero-emission terminal operations on the East Coast. Red Hook Terminals is a versatile intermodal operator that also offers stevedoring and cross harbor barge service. Additionally, it has two separate facilities within the Port of New York/New Jersey complex.
“It’s our duty as good neighbors to help reduce emissions in the communities we work in,” says Michael Stamatis, president of Red Hook Terminals. “Together with Hudson County Motors and BYD we’ll be putting our first zero-emission fleet to work right here in Port Newark.”
MAKING IT POSSIBLE
Hudson County Motors partnered with Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT), a pioneer in commercial fleet truck electrification projects. CCMT will provide project management services for all of Hudson County Motors’ electric truck programs including Red Hook Terminals.
“Red Hook’s project is the first major heavy-duty battery-electric truck deployment in the eastern United States,” says James Sherman, CCMT COO. “We’re proud to be part of the team. And we appreciate the continued support of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.”
Additionally, Hudson County Motors is BYD’s fully authorized dealer for northern New Jersey, including Bayonne, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, and Trenton. Because of its base in Secaucus, New Jersey, Hudson County Motors’ position easily supports the New Jersey electric truck market. This includes trucks that operate at Port Newark, Port Elizabeth, as well as Bayonne marine terminals.
“Red Hook Terminals has taken a leadership role on the US East Coast with its electric truck program” says John Gerra, senior director of business development at BYD Motors. “They’re now setting the new standard for intermodal operations.”
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