Barbados port moves toward “green maritime hub” with hybrid/electric equipment acquisition

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Barbados Port Inc (Barbados Port) with four fully electric forklifts and two hybrid straddle carriers for use at the Port of Bridgetown.

The Port of Bridgetown is a full-service seaport located in Barbados and managed by Barbados Port Inc. Its marine terminal handles all major categories of cargo including containers; liquid, dry and break bulk; and vehicles.

Ian Stewart, Project Manager, Barbados Port: “Implementing Kalmar’s proven, latest-generation hybrid and fully electric solutions will deliver huge benefits in line with our strategy to be the most innovative green maritime hub in the world by 2030 while we improve sustainability and operational efficiency at Bridgetown.