DP World has received the ‘Sustainability Company of the Year’ award at the 2023 Multimodal Awards, the logistics industry’s premier event in the UK.
The company also picked up the ‘Port Company of the Year’ award for the second time in three years at the 2023 Multimodal Awards.
Ernst Schulze, UK Chief Executive, DP World, said: “Our ambition is to become the most sustainable logistics business in the UK, and I am delighted that the judges have formally recognised the progress that we have made.
“We will mitigate the impacts of climate change by becoming a net zero logistics organisation by 2050 and continue to do everything we can to help customers on their own decarbonisation journeys.”
“More initiatives will follow like our ‘Modal Shift Programme’, which increases the attractiveness of intermodal rail for customers through the use of financial incentives,” stated Schulze.
Richard Ballantyne OBE, Chief Executive, British Ports Association, who was also a judge at this year’s Multimodal Awards, said: “The standard of applications was outstanding and so it makes the company’s achievements all the more impressive.
“In particular DP World’s work in the environment has been cutting edge and was recognised with this year’s sustainability award.”
Ballantyne stated that this moves towards the electrification of port equipment and utilisation of low-carbon technologies.
He added: “Its modal shift freight rail programme as well as the implementation of a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil fuel strategy at Southampton are all included as some of the exciting examples of great work in this field.”