Case Study

Ports America Chesapeake

Ports and Terminals



h1050-1150hd-g2-case-study.pngPorts America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the nation with more than 42 ports in 80 locations.

One of their terminals - Seagirt Marine Terminal operation which handles 700,000 TEUs per year- was looking to replace their older container handlers with more energy-efficient, yet powerful lift trucks.  Click below to learn how they achieved this goal with Hyster® top picks.


Ports America Chesapeake was looking to replace their container handlers with more energy-efficient, yet powerful lift trucks.


The Ports America Chesapeake’s operation at Seagirt Terminal invested in a fleet of Hyster® H1150HD container handlers with new Tier 4 (interim) engines. The new container handlers provided fuel saving technology that reduced environmental impact while maintaining efficiency and increasing performance with a reduction in fuel consumption by up to 20%.


The high level of performance and speed found in the new trucks keeps the terminal productive and green for the surrounding Chesapeake Bay.

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