55% reduction in carbon emissions DP World Southampton
DP World announced that its Southampton container terminal achieved a 55% reduction in net carbon emissions by 2022 thanks to a switch to a different primary fuel. Southampton was the first port in the UK to stop using fossil diesel and switch to hydrogen-treated vegetable oil (HVO) by April 2022. Operating on HVO for most of the year resulted in lower CO2 emissions and lower emissions of NOx, particulates and CO. The switch led to a 55% reduction in net carbon emissions from DP World Southampton’s fleet and facilities. A further 35% reduction in emissions is expected in 2023 when the port operates on the new fuel for the first full year, saving around 14,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Steve McCrindle, DP World’s Port Operations Director at Southampton, said, “We are very pleased with the progress we have made on our green journey since switching to sustainable HVO in April last year. The switch from fossil diesel means that the vast majority of fuel used in Southampton now comes from a green and renewable source. We will use HVO throughout 2023 and therefore expect a further net 35% reduction in carbon emissions from our fleet and facilities by the end of the year, representing a 90% reduction compared to 2021. This industry-leading performance demonstrates our commitment to helping the UK achieve its Net Zero 2050 policy,” McCrindle said.