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Kattupalli Port Procures Electric Road Trailers

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

Kattupalli port, located in Tiruvallur District and a part of Adani Ports, on 26 November announced that it had procured 5 numbers of Electric Internal Terminal Vehicles (ITVs) which will be commissioned shortly.

Over a period of time, the entire fleet of ITVs will be replaced by electric ITVs. Kattupalli Port has procured these electric Internal Terminal Vehicles (ITVs) for deployment for Container Operations. These ITVs are battery operated and have much lesser parts than a diesel trailer. Battery of these ITVs can be charged using fast chargers through grid as well as through renewable sources of energy – solar, wind etc. Earlier, for the Container movement within the port, vessel to yard or vice versa, and Container Freight Station (CFS) operations, were serviced by diesel run ITVs

The purpose of introducing Electric ITVs is to boost efficiency, with the plan being to introduce autonomous vehicles and related technologies into the ports daily operations with the goal to further increase the overall efficiency of the terminal, in line with Adani Ports’ ambition of transitioning to Carbon Neutral Operations.

Adani Ports & SEZ, being aware of its environmental responsibilities, has taken several process improvement and technology integration initiatives to reduce impact on the environment. This has been achieved by improving process efficiencies, investing in electrification of port infrastructure, and setting up renewable energy plants wherever feasible. Transitioning to clean energy is the key to minimize the environmental impact and pave the road towards a carbon neutral future.

From a perspective of reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, it is envisaged that there would be approximately annual reduction of around 8.6 MT in CO2 emission and 487.7 GJ in energy consumption per ITV.

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