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Peel Ports to go net zero in 19 years

[ November 8, 2021   //   ]

Peel Ports Group has committed to becoming a net zero operator by 2040, ten years ahead of the UK Government’s national decarbonising targets.

Peel owns the Port of Liverpool, Clydeport and London Medway, and says it is the first major port group to convey such ambitious plans towards tackling climate change.

By the end of this year, Peel Ports it aims to have 50% of its vehicle fleet replaced with electric cars, with the remainder in place by December 2022, and is currently undergoing trials of greener fuels and electric alternatives for machinery and equipment.

The group has also created an Innovation Forum which seeks to answer some of the biggest questions around the reduction of emissions with the help of universities, entrepreneurs and start-ups, which pitch their ideas and solutions. The best of these can be deployed at scale with the necessary investment from the business.