For customers looking for low and zero carbon emissions, APM Terminals is rolling out a Low Carbon Logistics programme. The programme works by replacing energy from fossil fuels used at our terminals, with energy from renewables such as renewable electricity, recycling waste products for fuels, and investments in solar energy at our terminals where we cannot buy renewable electricity.
Our zero-emissions programme therefore differs from climate compensation schemes, which offset emissions with things like reforestation initiatives made outside of our company’s value-chain. Such schemes are very important, but our primary focus is removing emissions at source.
How will we remove emissions?
Our Low Carbon Logistics programme is already implemented in the Green Gothenburg Gateway, the first climate neutral terminal in Sweden, and is being actively rolled out to other terminals. There are a number of ways customers can benefit from the programme without it increasing their cost base, from contract lengths to volumes incentives.
In addition to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, our zero-emissions programme also reduces our impact on local air-quality. Our decarbonisation pathways analysis shows us that a 40% reduction in our CO2 emission equates to a 30% reduction in NOx, a 80% reduction in SOx, and a 60% reduction in PM10 emissions. The fuels and electricity used in our Low Carbon Logistics program are verified externally by RSB, and our carbon accounting by PwC annually.
Our climate initiatives, including Low Carbon Logistics programme, can therefore be translated into measurable value for our customers, in the form of externally verified Scope 3 emission savings for your operations, and a lower carbon footprint for your goods.