DP World scoops sustainability award at Multimodal 2023

Thu 13/07/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

DP World, the Dubai-owned provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions, has won the ‘Sustainability Company of the Year’ award at Multimodal 2023, the UK logistics industry’s leading event. DP World was also named ‘Port Company of the Year’ for the second time in three years.

Ernst Schulze, UK chief executive of DP World, said: “Our ambition is to become the most sustainable logistics business in the UK, and I am delighted that the judges have formally recognised the progress that we have made. We will mitigate the impacts of climate change by becoming a net zero logistics organisation by 2050 and continue to do everything we can to help customers on their own decarbonisation journeys. Above all, I’d like to thank the teams responsible for delivering initiatives like our 55 per cent reduction in net carbon emissions from fleet and installations at Southampton after we transitioned to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and our £12m investment at London Gateway in the first all-electric fleet of straddle carriers to go into commercial operation at a port anywhere in the world. More initiatives will follow like our ‘Modal Shift Programme’, which increases the attractiveness of intermodal rail for customers through the use of financial incentives.”

Richard Ballantyne, chief executive of the British Ports Association and a judge at this year’s Multimodal Awards, said that DP World’s “moves towards the electrification of port equipment and utilisation of low-carbon technologies, its modal shift freight rail programme as well as the implementation of a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil fuel strategy at Southampton are all included as some of the exciting examples of great work in this field.”


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