APM Terminals has announced a major electrification investment for a new Croatian terminal. Rijeka Gateway, a joint venture (JV) between APM Terminals and ENNA Logic, will set a milestone with more than 60 pieces of electric container handling equipment – including ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, rubber-tyred gantry cranes and vehicles.

An investment of €100m in electric container handling equipment will see the new Rijeka Gateway become an almost fully decarbonised terminal.

The investment includes four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 15 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, two rail-mounted gantry cranes, 28 electric terminal tractors and 14 electric vehicles.

Operations are due to begin at Rijeka Gateway next year. Once complete, the terminal will offer an annual capacity of 1,055,000 TEU.

To meet the needs at Rijeka Gateway, APM Terminals and ENNA Logic have invested in more than 60 pieces of electric container handling equipment, meaning that all major container handling will be carried out by electric-powered assets, when operations start.

The first pieces of equipment will arrive this July while operations will start in 2025 with an annual capacity of 650,000 TEU, once the construction is complete.

In total, investments of about €100m will be made in equipment for the new terminal, which celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2023.

Sahar Rashidbeigi, head of decarbonisation in APM Terminals, said the “investment in Rijeka Gateway is a major step in the right direction, which further builds upon the pilots that we are already running in various locations around the world.”

“I am proud that – with 95% of our equipment value being invested in electric assets – Rijeka Gateway will be an almost fully decarbonised container terminal. We are contributing to the creation of a better world for all. We are lifting standards of responsibility, not only for Rijeka, but the whole of Croatia,” noted Koen Benders, project director Rijeka Gateway.