On September 7, Hutchison Ports Yantian (Yantian) clinched the "Best Green Container Terminal" Award at the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards Ceremony, marking the third time the port is recognized in four years.
Carbon emission intensity is one of the key performance indicators of the green transformation of a port. For the past ten years starting 2012, Yantian’s carbon emission intensity has steadily gone down by 15% amid a 33% increase in overall container throughput. The reduction of emission intensity can be attributed to the transformation of cranes’ power source from diesel to electricity, application of clean energy for internal trucks, development of shore-to-ship power, etc. As a result, Yantian was named the “Container Terminal with Lowest Electricity and Fuel Consumption per TEU in China” by the China Ports and Harbours Association.
Throughout the Yantian port area, traditional fossil fuel energy has been gradually phased out by low-carbon sources of energy. The green energy system used in port equipment reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30,000 tons per year. Traditional diesel-driven internal trucks were decommissioned as liquefied natural gas trucks and electric trucks came into action. Carbon emission from diesel is reduced by more than 4,600 tons per year. At the same time, Yantian promotes the development of green port through implementing multi-modal transportation services, including sea-rail intermodal and barge transportation, etc. These are important actions to contribute to China’s peak carbon emission and carbon neutrality targets.
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