DP World and A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) have signed a long-term strategic partnership to deliver green solutions at Jebel Ali Port while bolstering efficiency.
The partnership will provide support for Maersk’s customers by implementing new processes to increase quayside productivity, resulting in faster gate turnaround times at Jebel Ali Port and reduced bunker fuel consumption.
In addition to these improvements, customers of Maersk will have access to visibility tools that provide real-time information from DP World, allowing them to optimise their supply chain planning and reduce their carbon emissions.
To further aid customers moving cargo through Jebel Ali, Maersk will deploy two of its solutions – Maersk Accelerate, a fast-tracking service for priority cargo handling, and Maersk Flex Hub, a cargo storage solution.
“Jebel Ali’s success has been built on progressive collaboration with partners such as Maersk, enabling us to combine our operational efficiencies and expertise to ensure we deliver the best end-to-end solutions to our customers,” said Shahab Al Jassmi, Vice President – Ports & Terminals, DP World UAE.
“This synergy has allowed us to develop a successful ecosystem at Jebel Ali that continues to evolve and adapt to the dynamic markets we operate in.”
Both companies share a common goal of lowering carbon emissions.
In January 2022, DP World formed a strategic alliance with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
DP World has also committed to becoming a carbon neutral enterprise by 2040, and a net zero carbon enterprise by 2050.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, announced in November 2022 plans to invest up to $500 million to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years.
This represents a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from 2021 levels.