NYK Tokyo Container Terminal Begins Operations of Four State-of-the-Art Transfer Cranes

Accelerating Efforts to Become a Carbon Neutral Port

Aug. 17, 2022

NYK Line
UNI-X NCT Corporation

NYK Line and UNI-X NCT Corporation (UNI-X) have begun operation of four state-of-the-art transfer cranes developed by Mitsui E & S Machinery Co., Ltd.

The four cranes are based at the NYK Tokyo Container Terminal (NYTT), and each comes equipped with a downsized diesel engine that reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and diesel exhaust and can be replaced with a hydrogen fuel cell power supply in the future.

This decarbonization initiative is in line with the carbon neutral port concept being promoted by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at ports to zero through the advancement of port functions.

Overview of Transfer Cranes
Height: 25.0 meters
Width: 25.82 meters
Rated load: 40.6 tons

In July 2021, NYK Line and UNI-X set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 by converting all cargo handling equipment at the NYK Tokyo Container Terminal to zero-emission equipment. The introduction of these state-of-the-art transfer cranes is part of this goal.

The NYK Group will continue its efforts to operate its terminals in an environment-friendly manner and achieve its carbon neutral goal.

Image by NYK  

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NYK Tokyo Container Terminal Overview
NYK Tokyo Container Terminal (Oi Wharf 6/7 Berth)
Location: 2-5-2 Yashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Total terminal area: 275,000 m2

Company Overviews:

NYK Line
Head office: Tokyo, Japan
President: Hitoshi Nagasawa
Website: https://www.nyk.com/english/

UNI-X NCT Corporation
Head office: Tokyo, Japan
President: Yoshiji Ohara
Website: https://www.uni-xnct.com/english/

NYK Group, press release