COSCO SHIPPING Tianjin, Hainan Harbor & Shipping, and Yangpu International Container Terminal have unveiled a new green, low-carbon smart photovoltaic (PV) power plant project.
The news follows a call to action from Chinese President Xi Jinping back in April 2022, when he emphasised the importance of revitalising port operations by adhering to green development.
The project features a 2.35 Megawatt distributed PV power plant that utilises the roof space of buildings in the port area and boasts an average annual generating capacity of 2.76 million Kilowatts plus an average annual carbon reduction volume of 1,454 tons.
By adopting a model of “independent power generation for self-use with surplus power sold to the grid,” the project ensures that more than 80 per cent of the green power generated by the PV power stations is consumed locally, thereby boosting the green, low-carbon intelligent development of the terminal.
Located in the Yangpu Economic Development Zone in Danzhou, Hainan Province, Yangpu International Container Terminal is operated by Hainan Harbor & Shipping under COSCO SHIPPING.
The terminal is situated across the sea from the Port of Qinzhou in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Port of Haiphong in Vietnam and is at the forefront of China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone.
It is the last deep-water container port that connects China’s Beibu Gulf to the South China Sea, and also the first container gateway for ships to go from the South China Sea through the Beibu Gulf into China, with a unique geographical location at the intersection of domestic and foreign trade routes.
With container throughput of more than 1 million TEU, Yangpu International Container Terminal has become the number one terminal with the fastest growing container throughput among the coastal ports in China, according to the port authority.
At the end of last year, PTI took on the responsibility of counting down the ‘Top 10 ports in China‘ in 2022.
Ports across China moved a total of 270.6 million TEU in the first 11 months of 2022, an increase of 4.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2021.
Shanghai registered once again the best yearly performance, securing its spot as the world’s busiest port with 43.19 million TEU moved last year.