APM Terminals Yokohama is a state-of-the-art container terminal, strategically located in Yokohama Port. With a draft of up to 18m, the terminal can accommodate the latest super-large 20,000+ TEU container ships. The terminal has consistently been named as the world’s most productive container terminal. APM Terminals Yokohama operates four berths.
MC-1 & MC-2 Berths
- Operational since 2001
- Quay: 700m
- Draft: 16m
- Super Post-Panamax Cranes (22 row reach): 6
- RTGs: 24
MC-3 & MC-4 Berths
- Operational since 2015 (MC-3) and April 2021 (MC-4)
- Quay: 900m
- Draft: 18m
- STS Cranes (24 row reach): 5
- RTGs: 12 (10 additional RTGs to be added to the fleet)
The area behind the container terminals is currently being developed to provide a comprehensive logistics base equipped with distribution warehouses, delivery service centres and a distribution hub complex.
Located at the mouth of Tokyo bay, where winds and tidal currents rarely impact cargo handling, APM Terminals Japan has the advantage of being the first and last ports called on many East-West trade routes. In addition to a modern road infrastructure enabling fast access to areas such as the Kanto-Koshinetsu region, coastal feeder and coastal barge services are also operated between Yokohama port and other domestic ports.
Safety & Security
APM Terminals has some of the highest safety standards in the industry. The number of port carriers will increase after April 2021, but under the integrated management section of APM Terminals, each company promotes the sharing of best practices while raising safety awareness.
The quays are built using the latest techniques to make them earthquake resistant and seismic isolation devices are used for all ship-to-shore cranes to make them as resistant as possible to large-scale earthquakes.
An emergency generator is installed as a measure against power outages caused by natural disasters to ensure business continuity. Regular evacuation drills, fire-fighting training and large-scale earthquake disaster training drills are carried out.
The terminal is covered by CCTV which is monitored 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Access for external contractors is controlled by work permits.
The Port of Yokohama offers financial incentives for environment-friendly ships. All ocean-going vessels which score 30 points or more on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) or which are certified by the Green Award Foundation can apply to receive a 15% discount on port fees. Further information... In 2021 the Port introduced an additional incentive for vessels running on LNG. Further information is currently only available in Japanese.
The Port operates using electricity from renewable sources. APM Terminal Japan benefits from this through operating electric or hybrid terminal equipment where possible. Solar panels are installed on all Container Freight Station roofs. Energy consumption is closely monitored and energy-saving measures, such as LED lighting have been adopted around the terminal. The company’s new office facilities are also lit by LED lighting and are equipped with high-efficiency air conditioning.