DP World London Gateway Port informed it reduced its carbon emissions by 28% per TEU in 2016.
As explained, a significant increase in the number of containers being handled by the port as well as the introduction of hybrid-electric shuttle carriers to the port’s operations, better recording and tracking of energy use, and reduced energy consumption in buildings, all contributed to a reduction in carbon footprint.
Port management committed to reducing the terminal’s emissions by 2.5% per TEU when The Planet Mark™ certification was achieved in 2016, after its carbon emissions were calculated and independently verified as part of the process.
The Planet Mark™ is a sustainability certification program recognizing commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.
Results of the review were published as DP World London Gateway Port took part in Go Green Week from September 18 to September 22, a global environmental campaign that takes place in ports all over the world. Go Green offers leading terminal operators the chance to promote environmental awareness and contribute to making a difference in the communities that port terminals are operating in.
“Last week we used Go Green Week to promote the importance of being environmentally friendly among the entire workforce and will continue to drive down carbon emissions and invest in innovative, green solutions to maintain and enhance the precious environment and community around us,” Chris Lewis, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said.
Separately, DP World London Gateway said it is increasing trade line reliability between New Zealand, Australia and the Americas with new services. The only direct deep-sea link between New Zealand and the United Kingdom is among two services which have started calling at DP World London Gateway Port.
The Panama Direct Line (PAD) service – also known as North Atlantic South Pacific – is jointly operated by CMA-CGM and Marfret and began calling on September 24.
This follows the start of the North Europe French Guiana (NEFGUI) service – also operated by CMA-CGM and Marfret and also referred to as South America Service – into DP World London Gateway Port, on September 16.
With these two new services, there are now 17 weekly services calling into DP World London Gateway.