Red Hook Terminals

Red Hook is a terminal, stevedore, and cross-harbor barge operator with two facilities in the Port of New York and New Jersey complex.

To achieve its emission reduction goals, Red Hook Terminals purchased 10 BYD 8Y electric yard tractors, and in so doing became the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks operating on the east coast. As the tractors were getting ready to deploy at Red Hook’s intermodal yard in Port Newark, New Jersey, Red Hook partnered with bp pulse for charge management services to effectively optimize the charging of their fleet.

Customer Highlights

10 electric yard tractors

Avg. 6.5 MWh/month

Redhook Terminals electric yard tractors

A new venture

bp pulse – a solution to fluctuating costs

Unfamiliar with managing electricity as a fuel, Red Hook realized the need for managed charging. In order to solve for fluctuating utility charging rates – which can shift dramatically hour-by-hour – Red Hook sought out bp pulse. Our omega software prioritizes low-cost energy, nearly eliminating the uncertainty that comes from highly variable energy expenses.

As of March 2022, Red Hook’s first full quarter of operating performance showed an incredible 81% reduction in fuel costs and a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

A seamless transition

New technologies, existing infrastructure

bp pulse further eased Red Hook’s transition to electric vehicles through a smooth integration of omega and their existing telematics and fleet management infrastructure, dynamically updating charging schedules in real time while keeping the footprint of the charging site to a minimum.

bp pulse also offers:

  • Site controller: utilizing integrated revenue-grade meters for real-time visibility of EV charging depot energy usage
  • Transaction-based control mechanism: keeping peak demand and coincident loads from managed EV chargers below the designated peak power thresholds
Many thanks to our friends at bp pulse, who provide our charge management software, for helping make this possible.

Mike Stamatis, President
Red Hook Terminals

Our products and services

Design and engineering
Charge management