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World’s 1st Rubber Tired Gantry Crane Converted to Hydrogen Engine

Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation announced that it is commissioned a Demonstration Project for Advanced Cargo Handling Machinery at the Hanshin Port” from The Kinki Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It will demonstrate the operation of hydrogen-fueled cargo handling machinery, which is the first in the world to convert a rubber tired gantry (RTG) crane’s diesel engine generator to a hydrogen engine generator, at Kobe International Container Terminal (KICT), operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL.

Kobe-Osaka International Port will work to ensure the smooth, safe introduction of hydrogen energy, with on-site demonstrations of decarbonized port operations, in conjunction with Shosen Koun Co., Ltd., which owns RTGs as the operator of KICT; Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of RTGs; iLabo Co., Ltd. , a hydrogen engine manufacturer; Iwatani Corporation, which is responsible for hydrogen supply, transport, and fueling; and Universal Energy Laboratory Corporation , a consulting company.

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