Rietlanden Terminals carries out its work with care for and awareness of the future of our living environment. We take account of sustainability in everything we do, both in our operations and in the supporting activities and facilities.
In 2014, Rietlanden Terminals became the first harbour terminal in the world to use high-power LED lighting. This sustainable concept enabled energy savings of around 60% compared to ‘normal’ lighting solutions.
The Rietlanden floating cranes are equipped with ‘supercaps’ which enable energy recovery during the lowering of arms and grippers. The hybrid floating cranes are not only more energy efficient, they’re also friendlier for the living environment. They make significantly less ‘peak’ noise and emit considerably less NOX.
Rietlanden also wishes to keep up with respect to green energy use. There is currently a tendering process running for the installation of a large number of solar panels which will provide a major part of the electrical and thermal energy required by the terminals.
Rietlanden Terminals is the first in the port of Amsterdam to switch to GTL. This ‘gas to liquid’ fuel replaces the sulphur-containing diesel that has been used for the floating cranes until now. As well as the fuel being cleaner and almost odourless, CO2 and NOX emissions are drastically reduced, as well as maintenance costs (filters, oil, etc.). All in all, better for both health and the environment.
This is a campaign with the Port of Amsterdam. No more beeping from reversing shovel and forklift trucks: this has now been replaced with a static noise. It’s safer, and causes far less noise nuisance, including for the ‘neighbours’ on the other side of the Noordzeekanaal.