Rocsys, which produces autonomous charging solutions that automate industry standard CCS connectors, has signed an order of agreement with SSA Marine, a marine terminal operator, to supply ROC-1 autonomous charging systems.
The systems will autonomously charge part of the electric yard tractor fleet of SSA Marine at the International Container Terminal at the Port of Oakland.
This project is funded in part by a $50 million grant from the California Air Resources Board to the Port of Long Beach to fund zero and near-zero equipment and vessels at three California ports. The Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) project will deploy more than 100 pieces of zero-emission terminal equipment and port drayage trucks in Long Beach, Stockton, and Oakland. START is funded through California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.
Autonomous charging will reduce the wear and tear on charging cables and connectors. Drivers will only have to park yard tractors near charging stations versus manually connecting vehicles to the stations.
“Last year we opened our first office in North America in Portland, Ore. and built a highly-skilled technical team to support our U.S. customers closely," said Crijn Bouman, CEO of Rocsys. "Delivering such an inspiring project within that first year is a testament to our ability to respond to customer needs and deliver on their vision for sustainability. We look forward to enabling SSA Marine to expand the electrification of their fleets in a scalable way”.