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Maersk to get VIP treatment at Jebel Ali in DP World partnership

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AP Moller-Maersk and DP World have signed a long-term partnership to give priority berthing to Maersk vessels at Jebel Ali.

The companies said new quayside processes at the terminal will speed up turnaround times, leading to lower bunker consumption and reduced emissions.

Mads Skov-Hansen, Maersk West & Central Asia, Head of Ocean Customer Logistics, said: “Jebel Ali’s success has been built on progressive collaboration with partners such as Maersk, enabling us to combine our operational efficiencies and expertise to ensure we deliver the best end-to-end solutions to our customers. This synergy has allowed us to develop a successful ecosystem at Jebel Ali that continues to evolve and adapt to the dynamic markets we operate in. We will embark on this journey together to exceed our customers' expectations.”

As well as berthing priority and quayside efficiency development, the partnership covers visibility tools to allow Maerk customers access to real time data about their shipments as relayed by DP World. Maersk Accelerate and Maersk Flex Hub will both be deployed at Jebel Ali, which focus on fat-tracking cargoes and cargo storage, respectively.

“The Intra Terminal Vehicles (ITVs) at Jebel Ali Port used at the Terminal where Maersk vessels berth will be converted from diesel ones to electric ones leading to a reduction of around 80% carbon footprint from these vehicles alone,” said DP World.

Shahab Al Jassmi, Vice President – Ports & Terminals, DP World UAE, said: “This collaboration will help us to achieve our goal of cutting CO2 emissions by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years. Achieving this target alone will be challenging, but by working with reliable partners such as Maersk we can accelerate our progress and offer solutions to help our partners achieve their own sustainability goals at the same time.”

Maersk has a 2040 net-zero emissions ambition, while DP World has a carbon neutral commitment by 2040 and net zero commitment for 2050. The latest tie-up follows a strategic partnership between DP World and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, an independent not-for-profit working on decarbonisation in the maritime industry.