Hyster hands over H2 reach truck to Port of Valencia
Hyster has delivered a hydrogen fuel cell reach stacker to Spain, specifically to the Port of Valencia. It is part of the EU’s H2Ports project, which aims to introduce hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment to ports.
Hyster’s ReachStacker is equipped with a fuel cell system from Nuvera. Integrated high-pressure tanks store the hydrogen and can be refilled in ten to 15 minutes. However, Hyster does not mention the capacity of the tanks. Nor does it give any other performance data. However, Nuvera only offers two FC systems, one with 53 and one with 67 kW gross output (net: 45 and 59 kW). Which one is used in the Hyster model remains unclear.
Hyster only states that the ReachStacker can lift loaded containers with comparable power to a diesel forklift. The location where the FC reach stacker is used – the MSC terminal in Valencia – is considered one of the largest container terminals in Europe. There, the prototype reach stacker complements a hydrogen-powered tractor and a mobile hydrogen supply station, tested under real-life conditions in the port of Valencia for several months until December 2024.
Jan-Willem van den Brand, Director Global Market Development at Hyster, comments: “We are proud to be part of the H2Ports project and to contribute to the development of zero-emission solutions for port operations. The hydrogen fuel cell ReachStacker is a breakthrough innovation that demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction. We look forward to seeing it in action at the Port of Valencia and to receiving valuable feedback from the end-users.”
The H2Ports project is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) and coordinated by the Fundación Valenciaport. Several partners from the port sector, industry and academia are involved.