Hutchison Ports YANTIAN (YANTIAN) was named "Best Green Container Terminal" at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) ceremony. YANTIAN is the only container terminal to win this accolade, which marks the second time the terminal has attained the award in three years.
The awards, hosted and organized annually by Asia Cargo News, recognise leading service providers and other associated industry professionals, with the qualification parameters being leadership, consistency in service quality, innovation, customer orientation and reliability. The jury is made up of more than 15,000 readers of Asia Cargo News and e-news subscribers who nominate the leading companies and then choose the leader for each category.
Over the past years, YANTIAN is committed to creating a green port by utilising industry-leading technologies for sustainable development. As early as 2007, YANTIAN launched the project for converting the diesel-driven Rubber-tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCs) to run on electric power. Now YANTIAN is the port with the largest fleet of hybrid RTGCs and eRTGCs in mainland China. With no diesel consumption, the deployment of eRTGCs reduces exhaust emissions by 95% and significantly cuts back noise pollution.
YANTIAN’s six 4 MVA mobile shore power systems covering 16 mega berths, lead the industry in providing shore power for the world’s largest container vessels. When vessels use shore power, they tap landside electricity for their power needs at berth instead of running diesel-fuelled auxiliary on-board engines. Using shore power reduces both noise and emissions, including carbon dioxide , sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.
According to the "Action Plan for Peak Carbon Emission Before 2030" recently issued by the State Council, during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the average annual growth rate of intermodal service is expected to exceed 15%. In response to this, YANTIAN established it’s inland port in Pinghu South, connecting the city’s railway with the national railway network in July this year. Following Ganzhou, Heyuan, Changping, Heshan and Liling inland ports, Pinghu South has become another key gateway for YANTIAN’s intermodal services. From January to October this year, the total volume of exported laden containers shipped by intermodal services of Pingyan Railway grew by more than 70% year-on-year.
“It’s very gratifying to win an award that recognises the contribution we have made in green port development. We would like to thank our customers and business partners for their continued vote of confidence, as well as convey my heartfelt appreciation to our staff, whose unceasing dedication and contributions have made this possible. A world-class port shall be world-class in all-round aspects such as throughput, sustainability and smart development and so on. YANTIAN will continue its relentless drive to be the model in green terminal operations to create a more eco-friendly and intelligent port.” said the company spokesperson.