Aqaba Container Terminal rolls out plan to eliminate emissions

[20-06-2022 09:38 AM]

Ammon News - Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has announced in Aqaba its ambitious decarbonisation targets and the detailed roadmap it will follow to reach its net-zero goal by 2040.

In a roundtable discussion, the ACT CEO, Soren Jensen, who chaired the session, said, "We are proud to confirm our commitment to industry-leading reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 70% by 2030, to reach net-zero by 2040, which is sooner than both the Paris Agreement and Jordan’s national target.

"We are determined to do our part, in cooperation with our customers and partners in Jordan, and assume a leading role in the Kingdom’s transition towards a greener and more sustainable future."

Regional Head of APM Terminals David Skov said, "At APM Terminals, we are making major leaps in our efforts to achieve carbon-neutral operations, including the creation of a specialised business segment that is fully dedicated to the issue of decarbonisation and ensure the best practices from our global network of 76 terminals are implemented in the ACT.

"We have very high ambitions for these efforts and are fully committed to reducing emissions across all our operations and facilities across the globe with the objective that all ports operated by APM Terminals will reach net-zero by 2040."

CEO of ADC Hussein Safadi said, "ACT is a role model for Public-Private Partnerships in Jordan, and the decarbonisation roadmap presented is a testament to this.

"We are proud of the work done and will provide all necessary support to make sure it succeeds to ensure we leave behind a sustainable planet for the next generation.

"The strong collaboration and long relations between APM Terminals, ADC, and ASEZA in enabling Jordanian importers and exporters to integrate with the world through ACT will continue to be expanded as we collaborate to deliver on our sustainable vision for Aqaba."

ACT issued a report that sets out three practical steps for the port to achieve this vision and details how it plans to invest USD50 million throughout its decarbonisation journey.

The first would be to optimize energy consumption across terminal operations by implementing best practices and upgrading technology.

Secondly, to phase out non-renewable energy use, ACT will be electrifying equipment and conducting necessary civil works. It will ensure the viability of the project by expanding its access to renewables and securing a local supply of clean energy, where a major step is the expansion of ACT’s on-site solar installation.

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the gateway for import and export cargo trading between the Levant region and the rest of the world, is the first in the region to have launched the initiative to eliminate greenhouse emissions.

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