DP World Callao – Decarbonization strategy

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, DP World Callao wants to be part of the driving force to limit the global warming to well-below 1.5°C. Our commitment to decarbonization aims to achieve an ambitious target of more than 90% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030. If we would keep business as usual, our emissions for 2030 would be 2.3 times compared to 2022 emissions. The DP World Callao strategy for delivering on decarbonization is based on equipment electrification and efficiency, renewable energy, process efficiency and digitalization.

Serving the strategy, and until 2030, more than US$72 million will be invested for the changeover to electric equipment (replacement and conversion) and renewable energy supply. We started by measuring our emissions and transforming our RTG cranes in 2019. In 2020, during the pandemic, we changed the entire lighting system of the operational area of the Port of Callao to LED lights. In 2021, we managed to stop emitting over a 1000 tons of CO2 by digitizing a large part of our processes and applying operational efficiency. In 2022, the Ministry of Environment recognized us with the third star of its Peru Carbon Footprint program, for managing and reducing our emissions for two consecutive years. We closed 2023 by stopping the emission of over 2680 tons of CO2 equivalents, through the acquisition of 100% of our electricity from renewable sources. In 2024, we have implemented a charging station for our 20 fully electric ITVs, and our first electric RTG yard cranes started operating.

in the next years, we will make more efforts to achieve sustainable operations. In 2026, we will replace 30 diesel trucks with electric ones. In 2027, we will replace 6 additional RTG yard cranes with electric ones. In 2029, we will replace 11 trucks with electric ones. In 2030, we will convert 9 more cranes to electric to finally offset the remaining carbon. And thus, we aim to achieve our decarbonization targets for 2030.

The key already implemented actions include:

  • Electric Charging station for terminal trucks: After we voluntarily decided that all the new equipment will be electrical, we went further and decided to also build a charging station for internal terminal trucks with 10 double chargers each one. This is the biggest charging station in Latin America and the biggest in DP World portfolio. This resulted in a reduction of 2,145 CO2eq emissions per year and cleaner air.
  • Renewable energy supply: 100% the electrical energy supply to the Terminal comes from power plants that generate energy from renewable sources since May 1st 2024 (I-REC certification). This means that DP World Callao’s electrical equipment is 100% CO2 emissions free. Ceasing to emit only in the first year, will result a reduction of 4,320 tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions, reducing our carbon footprint by at least 30%.