FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM is moving its operations to a larger terminal at the Port of Yokohama, and will be equipped with shore power and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure, reports St Petersburg PortNews.
The Yokohama Kawasaki Port Corp (YKIP) announced that CMA CGM signed a reservation deal to relocate from terminal D4 at the port to D5 by October 2026.
The new D5 terminal will have the capacity to accommodate vessels of up to 15,000 TEU, and its container yard capacity will be 20 per cent increased.
The terminal is expected to have 120 per cent more container reefer plugs. The D-5 container terminal is planned to have a 400 metre quay and a draft of 16 metres.
It will also be fitted with three gantry cranes capable of handling up to 20 rows of containers and up to nine containers high on deck, as well as eleven electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs).
CMA CGM currently has 32 LNG-powered vessels, which are e-methane-ready.
CMA CGM Japan president Hideki Uchida declared that switching to the D-5 container terminal will enable the company to strengthen its business and decarbonise its operations.
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