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K Line subsidiary installs green cranes

K Line subsidiary installs green cranes

Tokyo: Daito Corporation has introduced Japan's first ever one-over-five-high environmentally friendly "hybrid" transfer crane (pictured) at its parent company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line)'s Yokohama container terminal today. The TCM Corporation manufactured cranes, which help move containers by loading and unloading them from and onto chassis, "reduce fuel consumption by reusing electricity that has been transformed from energy that is generated when containers being lifted move downward."

Additional benefits include a 40-50% reduction in oil consumption: 40-50% decrease in emission of CO2 and other air pollutants and a reduction in noise pollution due to the use of advanced engines.

Daito has announced that it will be introducing two more of these hybrid cranes at the Yokohama terminal over the next two months in addition to two units at Ohi and one at K Line's Honmoku Terminal in 2008 - subject to good results from the cranes at Yokohama.  [14/09/07]