07 September 2015
WORLD’S LARGEST PORT OPERATORS JOIN FORCES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
‘Go Green’ is the first ever joint environmental initiative between
DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, APM Terminals,
PSA International, Shanghai International Port Group
and Port of Rotterdam Authority
September 7, 2015:- Global marine terminal operators DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) – five of the world’s largest port operators, and joined by the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA), have launched the first ever joint industry initiative of this magnitude to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate.
The campaign will take place between 14 - 21 September this year with focus on three main themes: re-use and recycling, climate change and the communities in which the industry giants operate. A range of activities covering all three themes will be organised by the participating port operators’ local business units to tackle and raise awareness globally.
The campaign will also identify local partners in the effort to improve the environment. Creating and upgrading local green spaces, launching educational programmes, adopting waste recycling measures and community engagement are some of the activities that will take place.
DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said:
"Safeguarding the environment is the responsibility of all of us and by joining forces across the industry this initiative will make greater impact worldwide. International efforts require partnerships to make them a success and by coming together we can all make a sustainable difference in the communities in which we operate. By continuing to focus on our ecosystem using innovation, new technologies and seeking behavioural change, the industry can make a major contribution to the wellbeing of our planet. This campaign is a watershed for marine terminal operators – it marks the beginning of a joint effort to bring about positive change to the lives of our people." 2 of 4
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited Group Managing Director Eric Ip said:
"Sustaining the environment we live is one of the major concerns of the modern world and something no corporation can ignore. Environmental concerns pervade the entire HPH organisation, from the paper in our printers to the cranes in our yards. Riding on the success of last year’s campaign, it is heartening to see the initiative has gone from strength to strength. By putting our efforts together with other major port and maritime industry players for this worthy cause, we hope to lead by example and, in the process, do our bit to create a cleaner, greener world for everyone."
APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer said:
"This is the right thing to do for the environment, for the communities we operate in, and our employees. Working together, we can address the critical issues facing the environment and act as a catalyst for global change."
Group CEO of PSA International Tan Chong Meng said:
"In the big scheme of moving goods from door to door,the container term inal operations component is a relatively small contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Notwithstanding, PSA continues to devote attention and resources to economising on the use of fuel and promoting recycling across our network of terminals. We are very positive that this joint effort with APM Terminals, DP World, HPH, SIPG and Port of Rotterdam Authority will act as catalyst to ‘greenify’ our industry, the communities in which we are located, and ultimately the world at large."
Shanghai International Port Group Chairman Chen Xuyuan said:
"With Green Port Plan 2020, SIPG are bound to further consolidate what we have achieved as a green innovator all the way along. Joining forces with DP world, PSA international, HPH and APM terminals, environmental sustainability will be jointly safeguarded as an initiative where Port and Maritime industry can mobilize all their resources to pursue the ideal of green port. Hand in hand, such environmental activities as go green is a substantive step that is to expand the influence we can make on our planet."
Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein said:
"It is good to see that the terminal operators are working together internationally to improve the environment. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is pleased to support this initiative. It is in line with our ambition to make Rotterdam the cleanest port of its type in the world. I hope that the example set by the terminal operators will not only be followed by port authorities."
About APM Terminals:
APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 62 operating port and terminal facilities in 38 countries, and 135 Inland Services operations in 39 countries, as well as providing independent Crane Engineering Services to the global port industry. www.apmterminals.com
About DP World:
DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents (1), including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2014, DP World handled 60 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units). With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand. www.dpworld.com
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) is the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). HPH is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations comprising 319 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
In 2014, HPH handled a combined throughput of 82.9 million TEU. www.hph.com
About PSA International:
As one of the leading global port groups, PSA participates in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp. PSA strives to continue growing its port network alongside its shipping line customers and become the preferred partner to port stakeholders across the world. Employing the finest talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class service to its customers 4 of 4
and develops win-win relationships with its partners. As the port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is "The World's Port of Call". Please visit us at www.globalpsa.com.
SIPG serves 281 container shipping routes covering major ports globally and accommodates over 2700 monthly calls. SIPG has recorded the container throughput of 35.285mTEU, ranking No.1 for the fifth consecutive year in terms of container volume in the year of 2014. www.portshanghai.com.cn
About the Port of Rotterdam Authority:
The objective of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port of Rotterdam’s competitive position as a logistics hub and a world-class industrial complex. The Port of Rotterdam Authority manages, operates and develops the port and industrial area of Rotterdam. Not only in terms of size, but also in terms of quality. The Port Authority is responsible for maintaining the safe and smooth handling of all shipping. We invest in the development of the existing port area, in new port sites, public infrastructure and in handling shipping.