Finnish cargo handling machinery manufacturer Cargotec’s Hiab will show the world’s first hooklift made from fossil-free steel at IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hannover in Germany during 20-25 September 2022. On display inside Hiab’s Pavilion P35 is a MULTILIFT Ultima hooklift made with a majority of the first available fossil-free steel, from SSAB, which has the same properties as conventionally produced steel. SSAB aims to have fossil-free steel commercially available in 2026. This will enable Hiab to start producing load handling equipment made from material with lower carbon emission. Cargotec and SSAB have agreed to work on the introduction of fossil-free steel to the load handling industry in a strategic partnership. In the test production of fossil-free steel delivered to Hiab, SSAB used Hybrit technology to make steel with hydrogen instead of coal, eliminating the majority of the CO2 emissions in the steelmaking process.Fossil-free steel has the same properties as conventional steel, but as it is produced with a significantly lower climate impact, using it would reduce Hiab’s value chain CO2 emissions. Hiab’s target is to reduce this by at least 50% and have carbon-neutral operations by 2030. Cargotec and Hiab are committed to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5 degree Celsius, to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius. Hiab is a leading provider of smart and sustainable load handling solutions. Hiab's premium equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, JONSERED recycling cranes, MULTILIFT shiploaders and hooklifts, GALFAB roll-off cable hoists, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO brands.