DP World Provides Renewable Energy-Powered Cranes to Chile

DP World Provides Renewable Energy-Powered Cranes to Chile

Global end-to-end logistics solution provider DP World inaugurated two new cranes powered by renewable energy in its Lirquén, Chile terminal.

The Super Post Panamax ship-to-ship (STS) cranes are expected to greatly contribute to the increase of port productivity by 30% and reduce operational carbon footprint by 11% while hastening the company’s growth and efficiency at the terminal.

DP World Lirquen General Manager, Michael Spoerer, said that the terminal is now “poised to support additional economic activity through the port, expanding the world’s access to Chilean exports.“

“This investment of nearly US$ 45 million brings two of the most modern cranes in the world to our facility. As demand for goods increases across the region, we now have the capacity to handle the region’s largest vessels in the most sustainable manner," he added.

Spoerer also pointed out that the investment confirms the company’s decision to “enhance its commercial offer for containers on the West Coast of South America and to be a long-term strategic facilitator of cargo for Chilean importers and exporters.”

“Productivity and efficiency at DP World Lirquén's docks has grown significantly in recent years, thanks to investments, operational redesign and support from our workers, which have translated into benefits for our customers, both in containers, cellulose ships, ships with servicing the clean energy market and transportation,” he noted.

Furthermore, DP World Operations Chile CEO, Curtis Doiron, emphasized that sustainable logistics goes beyond carbon reduction. The executive said the project “reflects the global nature of DP World’s workforce as the training of the Chilean operators took place at DP World facility in Santos, Brazil, the largest private multimodal terminal in Brazil. Developing the skills of our workforce across South America is critical to our future success."

The cranes will support the company’s commitment to a green future. In the UN Climate Conference (COP 27), Group Chairperson and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, announced that they have committed to becoming a “carbon neutral enterprise by 2040 and net zero carbon enterprise by 2050.”

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