DP World forms team for Jebel Ali Port decarbonisation

17 January 2023
The agreement will support Maersk’s clients by deploying processes aimed at boosting productivity at the quayside

DP World has formed a long-term strategic alliance with Danish shipping giant A P Moller-Maersk to reduce emissions at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

The agreement will support Maersk’s clients as well as deploy processes aimed at boosting quayside productivity.

Quicker gate turnaround times at the port will also result in lower fuel usage.

Furthermore, access to visibility solutions that deliver real-time data will be offered, facilitating supply chain planning and helping to cut down carbon footprints.

Last year, DP World teamed up with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to further maritime decarbonisation.

Maersk has set a target to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across its entire business, while DP World has a net zero carbon status target of 2050.

Last year, DP World chairman and group CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said that the firm plans to spend up to $500m to reduce CO₂ emissions from its operations by nearly 700,000 tons over the next five years. 

Commenting on the latest partnership, DP World UAE vice-president ports and terminals Shahab al-Jassmi said that it will support this carbon reduction goal.

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