China’s Port of Tianjin will develop its port section C, to become an intelligent container facility, thus marking the world’s first smart zero carbon terminal.
ianjin port section C is a new version automatic container terminal, which will start operations at the end of 2021.
In order to achieve zero emissions, the terminal will build a green energy supply system, while all the port loading and unloading equipment, horizontal transportation facility and auxiliary equipment will be fueled by electricity.
Commenting on the new terminal, Chen Yanping, deputy general manager of Tianjin Port Group Kexin Facilities Department, said that compared with other automated container terminals, the intelligent container terminal in section C is still building wind turbines and photovoltaics on site, enabling the terminal to use electricity for its own use.
In the initial stage of the terminal’s production, according to throughput calculations, we will install two wind turbines and install photovoltaics on the roof to achieve green energy supply. As the terminal’s throughput increases, energy consumption will also increase. Next year, we will install two new wind turbines in due course to match energy consumption with energy supply and realize dynamic zero carbon emissions of the zero-carbon terminal
Combining the traditional cargo handling technology along with automatic operation, the terminal’s energy consumption can be reduced by 17%.