K LINE starts operation of vehicle terminal in Japan

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE) and Daito Corporation have start operation of the Yokohama Daikoku C-4 terminal in Japan, which will use renewable energy.

Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) Ivory Arrow, operated by K LINE, made the first call to what would be the company’s first dedicated finished vehicle terminal in Japan.

Supported by a working facility with a large roof, the terminal is designed to handle various vehicles, such as general cargo, in addition to serving as an export and transshipment base for finished vehicles.

K LINE said, “The terminal will use electric power generated from renewable energy sources with virtually no CO₂ emissions.”

The terminal will receive 100% renewable energy from wind power from the blockchain-based electricity tracking service of “Minna-Denryoku”, which is operated by UPDATER Corporation.

The terminal has a total area of ​​approximately 153,500 m², as well as a quay length of 350 m and a sea depth of 15 m. Its parking spaces can accommodate approximately 8,000 units.

Last November, K LINE revised part of its long-term environmental guidelines, “K LINE Environmental Vision 2050”, and set a 2050 goal for net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Recently, K LINE unveiled two concept models of liquefied natural gas (LNG) battery-powered bulk carriers.

Vessels are designed to reduce emissions while improving operational efficiency.

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