DP World Bolsters Green Initiatives at Peru’s Port of Callao with 15 Electric Cranes

The new additions reflect DP World’s ongoing commitment to decarbonizing its global port operations.
Nov 16, 2023 1:00 PM ET
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LIMA, Peru, November 16, 2023 /3BL/ - DP World, a leading global entity in end-to-end supply chain solutions, continues to cement its commitment to environmental sustainability by integrating 15 new electric cranes into its expanding operations at the Port of Callao, Peru. The move is a significant step towards sustainable port operations as the company works towards its ambitious decarbonization targets.

DP World augmented its existing fleet with three Super Post Panamax quay cranes and 12 yard cranes. Standing 45 meters and 18 meters tall respectively, with loading capacities of up to 80 tons and 41 tons, these cranes will help increase the terminal’s loading and unloading capacity while advancing environmental consciousness.

“Our investment in these electric cranes is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship. By improving our infrastructure at the Port of Callao, we are not just enhancing operational efficacy but also making significant strides towards our ultimate aim of carbon neutrality,” said Nicolas Gauthier, CEO, DP World Peru.

Muelle Bicentenario Project: Pioneering Sustainable Growth

The integration of these electric cranes is a critical component of DP World's $400 million Muelle Bicentenario Project. This ambitious expansion, set to be completed by April 2024, is expected to increase the terminal's capacity by 80%, allowing for an annual handling of up to 2.7 million TEUs.

A Strategy Rooted in Decarbonization

Emphasizing DP World's broader sustainability strategy, these cranes are fully powered by electricity, aligning with the company's global objective of achieving 100% carbon neutrality by 2040 and net-zero carbon status by 2050. The company is actively pursuing the electrification of its port and terminal equipment, investing in renewable energy sources, and exploring alternative fuels, vessels, and vehicles across its extensive portfolio. 

Advancing Towards a Greener Future

DP World continues to make progress in reducing its environmental footprint in Peru. Earlier this month, the company announced that it would receive its first international I-REC Standard certificate verifying its use of 100% renewable energy, which has already contributed to a 30% reduction in overall carbon emissions in Peru.

“Since 2021, we've obtained all our electricity from exclusively renewable energy. The addition of these new electric cranes is a pivotal step on our journey towards minimizing our environmental impact,” Gauthier said. 

DP World is actively continuing its electrification efforts; the company has ordered 20 electric terminal tractors for the Port of Callao and 19 electric inter-terminal vehicles for the Port of Caucedo in the Dominican Republic. At Brazil's Port of Santos, the company is replacing 22 diesel RTGs with electric versions that will be powered through an overhead cable system, similar to electric buses, which will slash the terminal's diesel consumption by up to 60%.

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Melina Vissat, Head of Communications, North America
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