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London Gateway cuts greenhouse gases

[ September 27, 2017   //   ]

DP World London Gateway Port reduced its carbon emissions by 28% per teu in 2016 over 2015, according to its certification programme, The Planet Mark.

The reduction was due to a significant increase in the number of containers being handled by the port – ensuring savings through increased efficiencies and economies of scale – as well as the introduction of hybrid-electric shuttle carriers to the port’s operations, better recording and tracking of energy use, and reduced energy consumption in buildings.

Kalmar has also revealed that it will be trialling the world’s first ever fully-electric shuttle carrier at the port and solar panels have recently been fitted to the top of terminal tractors to assist with electric power to the tractor cabs when their engines are off.