Creating Environmentally-Friendly Terminals

The Global Warming Countermeasure Protocol System (Environmental Protection Regulations) in Tokyo was amended in June 2008 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government took its own initiative ahead of the national government by working to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by large-scale plants and offices and by setting up an emissions trading system in April 2010.
As a result emissions will be reduced 6% or 8% from the base year during the First Plan Period (2010 – 2014) and by 17% (projected) during the Second Plan Period (2015 – 2019).
TPTC continues to proactively move ahead with the introction of environmentally-friendly equipment and assistance for customers to implement environmentally-friendly measures. TPTC will also keep working proactively on environmentally-friendly measures with relevant parties, the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with the goal of becoming a frontrunner for environmentally-friendly measures at container terminals.

Introduction of Hybrid Transfer Cranes

Hybrid transfer crane

▲Hybrid transfer crane

When renewing transfer cranes, TPTC is promoting environmentally-friendly measures at the terminals by working with equipment owners to examine switching from conventional diesel engines to hybrid engines.

What is a Hybrid Transfer Crane?

This is a transfer crane that is loaded with a conventional diesel engine as well as an electrical storage device. By storing the energy generated when the crane is lowering in the electrical storage device and then reusing it, CO2 emissions can be reduced by about 40%.

Renewing Cranes with Electrical Collection Devices (Inverter Control)

▲Crane with electrical collection device

▲Crane with electrical collection device

The inverter control method is altered when a container crane is renewed or repaired, making it possible to reduce power consumption by about 30% such as by regenerating power when lowering. Regenerated electricity is used as power for other container cranes and terminal facilities.

Introduction of Solar Power Generation System

Internal company newsletter from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ website

▲Internal company newsletter from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ website

In 2007, 1,200 solar panels (1,600 m2) were installed on the roofs of Oi Container Terminal’s gate and car wash buildings by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and its group company International Container Terminal Co., Ltd. The power generated accounts for roughly 30% of that consumed by the administrative building.
Furthermore, in February 2010, 1,590 solar panels (a total of 1,300 m2) were installed on the roof of NYK Line’s gate at Oi Container Terminal. The power generated accounts for roughly 10% of that consumed by the administrative building.

Internal company newsletter from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ website

▲Internal company newsletter from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ website

From NYK Line’s website

▲From NYK Line’s website

Implementing the Environmental Incentives System

Implementing the Environmental Incentives System

Since 2008, TPTC has been promoting environmentally-friendly measures at the terminal by reducing terminal rental fees in accordance with efforts by users to reduce greenhouse gases and control exhaust by tractor heads in the terminal.

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