Examining the Move Towards Electrified Rubber Tire Gantries


Traditionally, Rubber Tire Gantries (RTGs) have been operated by diesel fuel.  However, with the rising cost of fuel there has been a shift toward running RTGs on electrical power.  In addition to reduced emissions, utilizing Electrified Rubber Tire Gantries can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 95% according to a recent article published by World Cargo News.  Many ports that have implemented ERTGs are seeing a decrease in maintenance expenditures around 30% less than those that are fuel operated. Additional savings have also been reported on operating costs and communication/monitoring data systems.  A shift toward this proven and reliable electrical system has been seen more and more in new ports across the world.

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