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Net Zero by 2040

APM Terminals has made an industry-leading global commitment to to reduce terminal scope 1 and 2 emissions by 65% in 2030 (2022 baseline) and be fully net zero by 2040 across all of its terminals. Scope 1 emissions are those that we generate carrying out our business activities, whereas scope 2 are indirect emissions from purchased energy. And at APM Terminals Mobile we're on track. At the end of 2023, we'd already reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 8% compared to 2022.

How will APM Terminals Mobile achieve Net Zero by 2040?

We will achieve our target whilst continuing to develop competitive and reliable solutions with high business and low environmental impact, anticipating our customers’ challenges of today, meeting their needs of tomorrow whilst fostering a sustainable future for all.

To decarbonise our operations we need to reduce emissions by reducing truck idling times and  improving energy efficiency, replace fossil-fuel driven equipment with battery electric and hybrid equipment running on bio-fuels, and decarbonise our grid through the use of renewable energy.

We continuously optimise our operations and do more with less through the adoption of Lean principles. Greater efficiency leads to, among other things, cost savings, reduced time in port for vessels, which is one of the ways we can help our shipping-line customers reduce emissions.

APM Terminals Mobile achievements to date

  • 100% electricity procured from renewable resources since February 2024. Green tariff implemented as bridging solution until long-term renewable electricity contract (Power Purchase Agreement) in place, expected 2026.
  • Maximising rail opportunities with our Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) and optimized connectivity
  • New Gate System planned in 2024 allowing for truck turn time reduction, reducing idling and CO2 emissions
  • Shore power project ongoing to reduce the emissions from vessels at berth, improving air quality and reducing environmental impact
  • Electrification pilot ongoing for 10 electric terminal tractors (eTTs) and 7 charging stations. eTTs are scheduled to arrive in October 2024.

Industry Partner for Decarbonization

Based on researched commissioned by APM Terminals a white paper was published that concludes that battery electric container handling equipment (CHE) can help drive net zero ports within this decade. But despite being one of the world’s largest terminal operating companies, we cannot do this alone. Rather we have mobilised efforts across the whole industry to accelerate the adoption of battery-electric CHE.

In 2023, APM Terminals established The Zero Emission Port Alliance (ZEPA) - an industry-wide strategic coalition with the goal of accelerating the journey to zero emissions for container handling equipment (CHE) on ports. Based on research from the recent whitepaper developed jointly by APM Terminals and DP World, the alliance is working to increase industry wide-adoption of battery-electric container handling equipment by making it more affordable, attractive and accessible. This will be achieved through:

  • Driving scaled up production capacity and shorter lead times of battery electric CHE by manufacturers & reduce product costs
  • Bringing down the cost of batteries and charging solutions and simplify implementation through standardization
  • Facilitate cost-efficient roll-out of power infrastructure for battery electric CHE, shore power and other cargo segments
  • Creating better market conditions and help accelerate the adoption of untethered battery electric CHE