Trelleborg's new climate-friendly machinery

The Swedish seaport has taken into operation ten terminal tractors, to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil.

"Because our terminal tractors consume a lot, it'll have a big effect on our fleet's emissions. According to our policy, all newly-bought light vehicles are to be fossil-free, while other vehicles and machinery, which cannot run on electricity yet, are to be gradually driven with a higher proportion of biofuel," the port wrote in a press release.

The Port of Trelleborg also says that the realisation of this policy has already resulted in CO2 and nitrogen emission reduction by 30% and 50%, respectively, over the past three years, with the latter going down by as much as 70% vs. what was emitted in 2010 (per one tonne of handled goods).

Photo: Port of Trelleborg