Hutchison Ports YANTIAN (YANTIAN) clinched the "Best Green Container Terminal" Award at the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards Ceremony, marking the third time the port is recognized in four years. The shortlist of four finalists had been culled from an initial nomination list of eight ports around the globe, with YANTIAN emerging as the winner.
Ivor Chow, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) received the “Best Green Container Terminal Award” for YANTIAN at the AFLAS Awards Ceremony.
The awards, hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, the preeminent media platform in the cargo industry, recognise the sector’s leading companies and players. The more than 15,000 readers and subscribers of Asia Cargo News nominate and then vote for the winners in almost 50 award categories. Nominees are judged based on leadership, consistency in service quality, innovation, customer orientation, and reliability.
Hutchison Ports YANTIAN wins Best Green Container Terminal Award for the third time in four years.
An industry leader across the region, YANTIAN has been a proud advocate of green port development over the years, utilising various sustainability technologies for a well balance between operation efficiency, social responsibility and environmental conservation.
Carbon emission intensity is one of the key performance indicators of the green transformation of a port. For the past ten years starting 2012, YANTIAN’s carbon emission intensity has steadily gone down by 15% amid a 33% increase in overall container throughput. The reduction of emission intensity can be attributed to the transformation of cranes’ power source from diesel to electricity, application of clean energy for internal trucks, development of shore-to-ship power, etc. As a result, YANTIAN was named the “Container Terminal with Lowest Electricity and Fuel Consumption per TEU in China” by the China Ports and Harbours Association.
Throughout the Yantian port area, traditional fossil fuel energy has been gradually phased out by low-carbon sources of energy. The green energy system used in port equipment reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30,000 tons per year. Traditional diesel-driven internal trucks were decommissioned as liquefied natural gas trucks and electric trucks came into action. Carbon emission from diesel is reduced by more than 4,600 tons per year. At the same time, YANTIAN promotes the development of green port through implementing multi-modal transportation services, including sea-rail intermodal and barge transportation, etc. These are important actions to contribute to the country’s peak carbon emission and carbon neutrality targets.
Ivor Chow, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust), commented “We are delighted that our efforts in green port development at YANTIAN have been continuously recognized by the industry. HPH Trust is committed to driving environmental resilience beyond its operations and actively manage its carbon footprints. We believe the collective effort in the industry is the key to achieve higher sustainability standards, and we will continue to work with our stakeholders of the terminals under HPH Trust to create a sustainable port ecosystem.”
Lawrence Shum, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports YANTIAN, said “This award is truly a testimony to our commitment and efforts made over the years in contribution to energy conservation and emission reduction. Looking ahead, YANTIAN will expedite its pace to transform and upgrade port equipment towards electrification, improve energy efficiency, and explore the application of renewable energy in localized scenarios.”