Casey Tubbert, U.S. Regional Manager at Kalmar (Cargotec’s brand), explained: “The LNG engine we use is rated at 250 hp and 730 lb/ft of torque, while the standard diesel engine is 200 hp and 520 lb/ft of torque. In our LNG-powered tractors the performance is enhanced. Also noticeably different is that the lower emissions produced by LNG engines means that the spark ignition are much quieter than their diesel counterparts.”
With this acquisition, Cal Cartage is replacing the diesel tractors that formerly moved containers around their 90-acre warehouse and distribution facility in Wilmington, California. In turn, the operation of this tractor fleet will reduce emissions by 99 tons per year, an overall 98 percent reduction, said Cal Cartage’s president Bob Curry to the Commercial Carrier Journal.