2022-05-05 | NYSE: HY | Press release

GREENVILLE, NC, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hyster announces a non-binding memorandum of understanding to provide Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) with two Hyster® electric container handling vehicles, including the first-ever empty container handler powered by fuel cell technology in a real-world application. Additionally, it will be the first Hyster terminal tractor supplied in Europe. Both units will be powered by nuvera® fuel cells and run on locally produced hydrogen at the HHLA Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub.

Hyster’s fuel cell powered Clean Harbor equipment is a key part of HHLA’s Clean Harbor and Logistics program and HHLA’s H2LOAD project to achieve climate neutrality across the entire HHLA Group by 2040. The initial agreement covers two hydrogen vehicles. Delivery of the terminal tractor is scheduled for the end of 2022, followed by the empty container handler in early 2023.

“The ‘Clean Port and Logistics’ program, a joint initiative of HHLA and other European companies, aims to operationalize and test next-generation hydrogen-powered port equipment to reduce emissions in port handling and associated logistics chains, ” says Georg Böttner, Head of Board Projects, HHLA. “The results of this program will serve as the basis for a possible scale-up of other zero-emission hydrogen port equipment, which is part of our ‘H2Load’ project which has been selected by the German government as one of the important projects of common European interest. This initiative is a further step as we help lay the foundations for a strong hydrogen economy not only in Hamburg, but elsewhere in Germany and Europe.”

Hyster’s hydrogen fuel cell powered equipment will be deployed at HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) in Hamburg. It is planned to equip CTT with a refueling infrastructure and to connect the terminal to the future hydrogen network of Hamburg. A possible second phase of the H2LOAD project includes the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell equipment and infrastructure at several HHLA sites in Central and Eastern Europe.

“Our goal is to provide the innovative technologies our customers need to meet their emission reduction goals,”” said Jan Willem van den Brand, Director, Global Market Development, Large Trucks, Hyster. “But developing the technology is just the beginning. Ultimately, our commitment to HHLA is to deliver hydrogen fuel cell powered equipment at scale to help realize their hydrogen-centric vision.”

The hydrogen fuel cell powered empty container handler is the result of intense collaboration and rigorous application analysis. It will be powered by a single 60 kilowatt Nuvera fuel cell, while the terminal tractor will be powered by a 45 kilowatt Nuvera fuel cell. Both trucks will share many of the same components such as the drive motor, battery modules, converters, hydrogen tanks and controls. This design approach provides a level of familiarity to operators who have experience with other Hyster big trucks and helps to limit complexity, design, manufacturing, service and maintenance costs.

“We’re transforming the way the world moves materials, from busy ports moving shipping containers to warehouses tasked with bringing goods right to your front door,” said David LeBlanc, President of Solutions Division technologies of the Hyster-Yale group, parent company of Hyster and Nuvera. “This project with HHLA really illustrates that. We appreciate the opportunity to leverage our combined resources to advance container handling.”

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Hyster Company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of forklifts. Hyster Company offers 130 forklift models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry – from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Backed by one of the largest and most experienced dealer networks in the industry, Hyster Company builds tough, durable forklifts that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, ease of maintenance and ergonomic features. advanced features, backed by exceptional parts, service and training support. .

Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 8,100 people worldwide.


Nuvera Fuel CellsLLC is a manufacturer of zero-emission heavy-duty engines for stationary and mobility applications. With operations located in the United States, Europe and China, Nuvera provides clean, safe and efficient products designed to meet the rigorous needs of industrial vehicles and other transportation markets.

Nuvera is a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a full range of forklift trucks and spare parts marketed worldwide primarily under the Hyster brand® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 8,100 people worldwide.


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a European leader in logistics. Together with its customers, HHLA develops logistics and digital hubs for the transport flows of the future. In doing so, it focuses on innovative technologies and sustainable solutions. For more information, visit https://hhla.de/en/company.

Melissa Cashwell Hyster Company 252-864-3571 [email protected] Meghan Grau Koroberi, Inc. 973-303-5497 [email protected] 

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