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Termont to be first with hybrid fleet

Will convert 57 terminal tractors into diesel-electric hybrid vehicles equipped with automatic stop-start technology


September 12, 2019
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Termont will convert its terminal tractors to hybrid diesel-electric with Quebec government funding. (Termont photo)

MONTREAL – Termont Montreal, a Logistec joint-venture, will convert 57 terminal tractors into diesel-electric hybrid vehicles equipped with automatic stop-start technology.

The Government of Quebec will provide up to $1.4 million for the conversion project. With this financial support, Termont will become the first port operator in the world to convert its entire fleet into hybrid vehicles and will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the Port of Montreal.

“Thanks to our innovative mindset and perseverance, our team will have new equipment to ensure better management of our ecological footprint. And that’s just the beginning,” said Julien Dubreuil, general manager, Termont Montreal.

“Electrification is a key project of the future for Termont and our industry.”

“We are pleased that the Quebec government supports our efforts and very proud to be the first port operator in the world to be converting its entire fleet into hybrid vehicles, thus helping our communities flourish in a real way,” said Madeleine Paquin, chair of Termont Terminal Inc., president of Termont Montreal Inc., and president and CEO of Logistec Corporation.

Logistec Corporation is based in Montreal, Quebec, and provides specialized services to the marine community and industrial companies.