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Daito introduces “hybrid” crane at “K” Line’s Yokohama terminal

Daito introduces “hybrid” crane at “K” Line’s Yokohama terminal

Daito introduces “hybrid” crane at “K” Line’s Yokohama terminal

Daito Corp., part of the 'K' Line group, last week introduced a 'hybrid' transfer crane manufactured by TCM Corp. at the Japanese shipping company’s Yokohama container terminal.

   A transfer crane loads and unloads containers from/onto chassis for moving within the container yard.

   The “hybrid” cranes have a system that reduces fuel consumption by reusing electricity that has been transformed from energy generated by containers being lifted downwards. It is said that the units can achieve a 40 percent to 50 percent reduction in oil consumption and a similar decrease for air pollution.

   Over the next two months, Daito will introduce another two units — one from TCM and one from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. — at “K” Line’s Ohi terminal in Tokyo. Furthermore, next year Daito plans to introduce two more units at Ohi and one unit at the Yokohama/Honmoku terminal.

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