DP World Southampton halves carbon emissions output


DP World’s Southampton container terminal has experienced its greenest year in 2022 ever thanks to a 55 per cent decrease in net carbon emissions. 

DP World runs two deep water ports at Southampton and London Gateway with access to freight rail terminals and a logistics park in the UK capital.

Southampton became the first port in the UK to completely phase out fossil fuel from its operations and switch to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in April. 

According to DP World, the port’s conversion from diesel to HVO reduces carbon dioxide emissions by around 14,000 tonnes yearly, which is the same as removing more than 8,000 family vehicles from the road. 

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DP World’s Port Operations Director at Southampton, Steve McCrindle, said: “We will use HVO for the entirety of 2023 and therefore expect a further 35 per cent net reduction in carbon emissions from our fleet and installations by the end of the year, making for a 90 per cent reduction compared with 2021.”

The first all-electric terminal tractor in the UK is now in use.

London Gateway’s planned fourth berth, which will cost £350 million ($425 million) and increase capacity by a third when it opens in 2024, will be all-electric. 

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