DP World and Maersk ink a long-term partnership at Jebel Ali
DP World has partnered with A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) to improve operational efficiencies, enhance customer service and reduce carbon emissions. Maersk will benefit from the long-term strategic partnership and will implement enhanced processes to improve quayside productivity, reduce bunker fuel consumption at Jebel Ali Port and speed up gate turnaround times.
Maersk’s customers will benefit from DP World’s real-time information relayed by these visibility tools in order to plan their supply chains better and reduce carbon emissions. With Maersk Accelerate, a fast-tracking service through priority cargo handling, and Maersk Flex Hub, a cargo storage solution, Maersk will offer two solutions for customers moving their cargo through Jebel Ali.
Jebel Ali Port serves the East-West trade corridor, connecting 150 cities globally. Carbon emissions reduction is a common goal for both companies and is increasingly demanded by customers. DP World and Maersk will collaborate to develop customized solutions, such as warehouses, to drive better customer experiences.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World Group, announced plans in November to invest up to $500 million in order to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years. Electrifying assets, investing in renewable energy, and exploring alternative fuels will result in a 20% reduction in carbon emissions from 2021 levels.