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"K" Line introduces new cranes

"K" Line introduces new cranes

Daito Corporation, a group company of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), is introducing Environmentally Green Type Hybrid Transfer Cranes at container terminals.
On September 14, the first hybrid transfer crane, manufactured by TCM Corporation, was put into operation at "K" Line's container terminal in Yokohama.
This newly-developed hybrid transfer crane has a system that reduces fuel consumption by reusing electricity that has been transformed from energy that is generated when containers being lifted move downward. This is the first time ever in Japan in which a container terminal has introduced such as one-over-five-high type hybrid transfer crane.
Benefits for environmental preservation compared with current transfer cranes:
1) Reduction in oil consumption: 40-50% decrease
2) Prevention of air pollution (emission of CO2, etc.):40-50% decrease
3) Reduction of noise by advanced type engine
In October and November 2007, Daito Corporation will also be introducing another two units of this hybrid type transfer crane (one is from TCM Corporation, the other from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.) at Ohi Terminal.


Updated : 2021-10-22 08:07 GMT+08:00