At the same time, APM Terminals has announced that it aims to reduce its Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission by 15% per teu handled globally within three years. In 2007, APM Terminals’ total global CO2 emissions were 543,000 tonnes world-wide, or 17.5 kg CO2 per teu handled. APM Terminals will reduce this figure to 14.96 kg per teu through innovative operational initiatives, best practice sharing, benchmarking, strategic investments and energy-conscious planning at every terminal.
“Our strategy is to minimise our global environmental footprint through our daily operations across all terminals and in any new business opportunities we pursue. This means we will update our terminal procedures and environmental performance standards to exceed local and national environmental regulatory compliance levels. Another promising area is the possibility to apply new innovative ideas at our terminals,” said APM Terminals’ CEO Kim Fejfer.
“There are multiple ways to cut emissions – examples include reducing energy consumption, minimising the daily driving distances inside the terminal, improving yard utilisation and switching to new improved technologies to name a few focus areas for APM Terminals,” said Hans van Kerkhof, Managing Director, APM Terminals Rotterdam