DP World has joined forces with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
The Center was initially launched in 2020 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, and is undertaking research and development into practical methods of decarbonising the maritime industry.
DP World will support the Center in its activities by making several of its specialists available in Copenhagen. These specialists are set to provide insights into end-to-end supply chains and demonstrate and test new solutions across the value chain in a live setting.
“Decarbonising the maritime industry is changing an entire business system and it requires completely new supply chains and structures,” said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
“DP World brings extensive and very valuable expertise in integrated logistics and infrastructure, and it has a deep understanding of the complexity we are facing. Its proactive response to addressing climate change and strong sustainability focus is very aligned with our mission and we look very much forward to having DP World on board.”
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, added: “DP World moves 10 per cent of global cargo and we are excited to be working alongside other leading organisations committed to a collaborative approach to solving the challenges of achieving zero-carbon economies.
“Our Marine Services business including the Unifeeder Group, represent almost 75 per cent of our carbon footprint through their fleet of vessels and working with the Center is an important part of developing solutions as we pursue our own net-zero target by 2040.”
This follows the news that DP World has completed its £40 million ($54.67 million) investment in the Port of Southampton, UK.
As part of this, the company announced that 11 sustainable straddle carriers will go into service at the port with immediate effect.