January 27, 2022: DP World has entered a strategic partnership with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability.

Group chairman and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said, "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."

The centre, launched in 2020, is an independent non-profit organisation. Based in Copenhagen, it conducts intensive research and development initiatives at a global scale to come up with new and practical methods to decarbonise the maritime industry.

Through this partnership, DP World commits to long-term strategic collaboration and contribution to the development of zero-carbon technologies and solutions for the maritime industry. DP World will make several specialists available to the centre. This will help provide insights to end-to-end supply chains and help demonstrate and test new solutions across the value chain in a live setting.

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, the centre's CEO, said decarbonising the maritime industry is changing an entire business system. "It requires completely new supply chains and structures. DP World brings extensive and very valuable expertise in integrated logistics and infrastructure.

He added that DP World has a deep understanding of the current decarbonisation complexities. "Their 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.”

Source: itln.in

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