The CMA CGM Group and the Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) have signed a Reservation Agreement for the Honmokufuto D5 container terminal in the Port of Yokohama.
The D5 terminal will have a cargo berth with a linear quay length of 400m and a draft of 16m. This will provide CMA CGM with greater flexibility in accommodating shipments arriving on larger vessels of up to 15,000-TEU.
In addition, the D5 terminal will be designed to provide 20% more container yard capacity and some 120% more container reefer plugs than today. This will present opportunities for CMA CGM to cater to the growing fresh fruit shipments to Yokohama on its weekly Asia Central South America 1 (ACSA1) service.
CMA CGM will operate the D5 container terminal with three quay cranes capable of serving ships with up to 20 rows of containers and up to nine containers high on deck, plus 11 near-zero emission rubber tyre gantry cranes.
Moreover, cold ironing facilities will be installed for CMA CGM vessels to plug into shore power while they are at berth in the port. With their vessel’s auxiliary engines turned off while still getting the power they need, it will eliminate a significant amount of the vessel’s emissions at berth.
CMA CGM will also develop LNG bunkering facilities at the port. This paves the way for potential LNG bunkering onboard CMA CGM’s LNG-powered vessels that are e-methane (a source of carbon-neutral fuel). CMA CGM currently has 32 LNG-powered e-methane-ready ships, and the Group will operate 77 such ships by 2026.
Source: CMA CGM Group