First and Largest Fleet of High-Capacity Zero-Emission Forklifts Now in Full Operation at SSA Marine in the Port of West Sacramento and Port of Stockton
Proven and Deployed Wiggins Yard eBull Now in its Fifth Year of Production
ANAHEIM, Calif., May 2, 2023 (Newswire.com) - ACT Expo - XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced its fleet of Wiggins large-capacity lithium forklifts at SSA Marine in the Port of West Sacramento and in the Port of Stockton are now in full operation. A similar Wiggins eBull forklift used by SSA Marine is on display at the ACT Expo XL Lifts booth #6132.
The first large-capacity electric forklift fleet deployed in California and the USA, SSA Marine at the Port of West Sacramento and Port of Stockton utilized funds from the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) incentive program and START (formerly ZANZEFF Project - zero emission and near zero emissions freight facilities project) to partially fund its fleet of 26 large capacity (36,000 lb. capacity) lithium forklifts. Primarily used to unload cargo off vessels in the Port of Stockton and Port of West Sacramento, some of the forklifts have been in operation for over a year, and some were deployed within the past few months.
Regional Vice President at SSA Pacific Joe Carrillo commented, "The Wiggins Yard eBulls are significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sound pollution, while enabling us to effectively service our customers. We were one of the first to deploy zero-emission large-capacity forklifts and we are thrilled to be leading the charge in zero emission at the Port of West Sacramento and at the Port of Stockton and beyond."
Originally unveiled in 2018, the Wiggins eBull was the industry's first commercialized large capacity, zero-emissions forklift manufactured in the United States, and is now in its fifth year of production. With the largest deployed large-capacity lithium forklifts in the field, Wiggins is years ahead of the competition.
"With the Yard eBull, companies no longer need to choose between high-performance and energy-efficiency," said Mike Marzahl, president of XL Lifts. "Five years in means we have had many lessons learned, and our customers are now reaping the benefits of this valuable insight. The Wiggins eBull is proven, in use with real customers and performing incredibly."
The announcement comes at the heels of the next round of CORE funding, slated to open in Spring 2023. Vouchers are up to $500k. Interested companies can fill out the CORE Application Intake form here. View XL Lift's expansive line of qualified forklifts and related vouchers here.
About XL Lifts
XL Lifts is an authorized Wiggins Lift and World Lift dealer, and specializes in zero- and low-emissions forklifts up to 120,000 lbs. capacity. The company's impressive list of clients includes SSA Marine in the Ports of Long Beach, San Diego, West Sacramento and Stockton; Federal Marine Terminals, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, SA Recycling, Sumitomo Corporation, Ports America and Marine Group Boatworks. Experienced at navigating grant-funded equipment, XL Lifts has zero-emission forklifts deployed in the CORE program, the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust program, and was the only forklift dealer selected for START (formerly ZANZEFF Project).
About SSA Marine
SSA Marine is the world's largest independent, privately-held marine terminal operator, with activities at more than 250 terminal facilities and rail operations throughout geographies in the U.S., Canada, Latin, and South America, Asia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Since its founding in 1949, SSA Marine has continued to grow, always with its customer's interests in focus.
Source: XL Lifts