APMT reaches half-way mark in renewable electricity objective

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APMT reaches half-way mark in renewable electricity objective

APM Terminals (APMT) has reached 40 per cent in its ambition to run all global terminals on renewable electricity.

APMT CEO Keith Svendsen made the announcement during a ceremony marking the call of the world’s first methanol-powered container vessel at APMT’s flagship Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam.

This 40 per cent target implies an almost fourfold increase in the company’s utilisation of renewable power from 11 per cent in 2020.

READ: APMT Moin receives renewable electricity certification

However, these figures do not yet account for the impact of recent terminal movements, such as those in India and Bahrain.

In Bahrain, where APMT is the operator of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port, the company recently announced the launch of a solar power project which will make the port energy self-sufficient – the first seaport in the region to do so.

By implementing the $10 million project, the terminal will reduce its carbon emissions by 65 per cent.

Sahar Rashidbeigi, APMT’s Head of Decarbonisation, said: “Diminishing our reliance on purchased electricity – to the point of zero – will exponentially advance our overall target of net zero by 2040.”

In July, the Spanish government granted €3.9 million ($4.3 million) to APMT Barcelona to finance a portion of a pilot project for the electrification of the terminal’s container handling equipment.

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