The three-axle 100km/h H3 is powered by a 350kW stage IIIB-compliant diesel generator and batteries, and is expected to spend between 50 and 70% of its operational time in battery mode.

The second locomotive is due to be delivered before the end of the year.

The acquisition of hybrid shunters supports a target set by HHLA in 2008 to reduce CO2 emissions per handled container by 30% by 2020. Last year HHLA achieved a 29.5% reduction.