DP World Jebel Ali – Decarbonization and energy transition strategy

DP World pushes the industry towards more efficient, sustainable ways to trade. Its sustainability strategy ‘Our World, Our Future’ ensures alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and responsible business practices. Near its headquarters in Dubai, Jebel Ali exemplifies DP World’s commitment and progress to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 across its entire operations.

Renewable Energy:

  • DP World nearly halved carbon emissions in its UAE operations by utilising renewable energy supplied by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from DEWA guarantee DP World’s UAE Facilities – including Jebel Ali – are now 100% powered by renewables.
  • DP World’s efforts are supported by two strategic partnerships, namely its cooperation agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to accelerate the use of renewable energy in its ports, and an MOU with Masdar to explore renewable energy opportunities in MENA.

Electrification & Process Efficiency:

  • Combining commitments to sustainability with innovation, DP World invests in electrifying equipment and process efficiency to cut emissions.
  • DP World will retrofit 30% of terminal tractors at Jebel Ali with electric components by 2028, which reduces Scope One diesel usage and promotes a circular economy.
  • Similarly, BOXBAY – a High Bay Storage System developed by DP World – brings sustainability benefits to port operations. Having undergone a successful pilot at Jebel Ali’s Terminal 4, the vertical storage solution provides three times the capacity of a typical container yard and can reduce the terminal’s footprint by up to 70%.

On alternative fuels, Jebel Ali is home to other pilot projects, becoming the ‘hub’ of innovation for DP World’s decarbonisation strategy. Last year, DP World signed an MOU with PIL to jointly develop green solutions, focusing on exploring biofuel blends and bunkering on shipments between Jebel Ali Port and destinations within PIL’s network.