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K Line opens vehicle terminal powered by renewable energy

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and compatriot logistics and supply chain company Daito Corporation have started the operation of K Line’s first dedicated finished vehicle terminal powered by renewable energy.

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Yokohama Daikoku C-4 Terminal, located in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, was inaugurated in April 2022.

It has a pier length of 350 metres, with a sea depth of 15 metres. Featuring a total yard area of approximately 153,500 square metres — including berth area, the facility can accommodate around 8,000 units.

On 5 April, Ivory Arrow, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) operated by K Line, made its first call at the terminal.

Ten days later, an opening ceremony took place.

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As explained, the terminal is used not only as an export and transshipment base for finished vehicles (new and used vehicles) but also to handle a wide variety of vehicles such as break-bulk cargoes by utilizing a work facility with a large roof in the terminal in order to meet a variety of needs.

In addition, the terminal will use electric power generated from renewable energy sources with virtually zero CO2 emissions.

The terminal will procure 100% wind-generated renewable energy from blockchain-based electricity traceability service of Minna-Denryoku operated by UPDATER Corporation.

The eco-friendly terminal operation is in line with the company’s ESG strategy. Last November, K Line revised a part of its long-term environmental guideline and set a new target for 2050 as “the challenge of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions”.

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