Global port operator DP World has selected Greenstone Carbon Management and the CarbonNeutral Company’s carbon management and reduction solution for implementation across its 50 terminals worldwide. The software solution is newly developed for the ports and marine sector.
The investment is part of DP World’s initiatives begun in 2008 to reduce its carbon emissions by 27% over five years. “Ninety percent of goods are currently shipped by sea, and our terminals play a crucial role in the supply chain. … [W]e needed to fully understand the impact of our business activities,” said Charles Haine, Global Environment Manager at DP World.
In 2009, DP World handled more than 43.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia, with an expected capacity increase to around 95 million TEU over the next ten years. DP World says it was the first international operator to disclose its emissions publicly in the Carbon Disclosure Project.
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