AP Moller-Maersk and DP World Jebel Ali Port recently announced the conclusion of a long-term partnership. The goal of the agreement is co-operation, both to improve customer services, and to decarbonise logistics. According to logisticsinsider.in, the companies intend to reduce carbon emissions by almost 700 thousand tons through joint efforts. This should happen within the next 5 years.

The Danish shipping company, Maersk, which operates in maritime and inland freight transport, intends to prioritize DP World, the largest port in the Middle East, for strategic reasons. It will therefore take advantage of its ideal location, which makes it the gateway to 150 cities around the world. The port carrier will introduce the Maersk Accelerate fast-tracking and priority cargo handling service, as well as the Maersk Flex Hub cargo storage solution. They will be available to all Maersk customers shipping through the Jebel Ali port.

The carbon footprint of freight transport should also be reduced by the replacement of vehicles in the port’s inner terminal – cars with diesel engines will be replaced by electric cars.

DP World’s Vice President said that achieving such a significant reduction in emissions is a challenging task, but he believes it can be achieved with a partner like Maersk.

Maersk’s ambition is to report zero emissions across its entire business by 2040. It therefore intends to focus on new technologies, new vessels, and “green” fuels. DP World has declared its commitment to become a carbon neutral company by 2040, and a zero carbon company by 2050.

Source: https://www.logisticsinsider.in/ap-moller-maersk-and-dp-world-come-together-to-decarbonize-logistics/