Red Hook Terminals Ramps Up Electric Truck Program
August 10, 2010
Hook Terminals has ordered a fleet of ten BYD 8Y all-electric yard tractors,
from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors. This zero-emission fleet
will be deployed at Red Hook Terminal’s intermodal yard in Port Newark, NJ, and
will be the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks operating on the US East
With a fleet of ten BYD 8Y electric yard tractors, Red Hook Terminals is
establishing itself as the clear leader in zero-emission terminal operations on
the US East Coast. Red Hook Terminals is a versatile intermodal operator that
also offers stevedoring and cross harbor barge service, with two separate
facilities within the Port of NY/NJ complex.
“It’s our duty as good neighbors to help reduce emissions in the communities we
work in,” said Michael Stamatis, President of Red Hook Terminals. “Together with
Hudson County Motors and BYD we’ll be putting our first zero-emission fleet to
work right here in Port Newark.”
Hudson County Motors has partnered with Climate Change Mitigation Technologies
LLC (CCMT), a pioneer in medium and heavy-duty commercial fleet truck
electrification projects. CCMT will be responsible for providing project
management services for all of Hudson County Motors’ electric truck programs
including Red Hook Terminals.
Hook’s project is the first major heavy-duty battery electric truck deployment
in the eastern United States,” said James Sherman, Chief Operating Officer of
CCMT. “We’re proud to be part of the team and we appreciate the continued
support of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection."
Hudson County Motors is BYD’s fully authorized truck dealer for Northern New
Jersey, including Bayonne, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark and Trenton. Based in
Secaucus, NJ, Hudson County Motors is well positioned to support the New Jersey
electric truck market, including trucks that operate at Port Newark, Port
Elizabeth and Bayonne marine terminals.
“Red Hook Terminals has taken a leadership role on the US East Coast with its
electric truck program,” said John Gerra, Sr. Director of Business Development
at BYD Motors. “They’re now setting the new standard for intermodal operations.”