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  • 2023 November 21 13:42

    P&O Maritime Logistics’ multifaceted approach to decarbonisation

    The findings of the whitepaper revealed that availability of alternative fuel is a key concern

    Leading provider of marine solutions, P&O Maritime Logistics (a DP World Company), is unwavering in its commitment to shaping a low-carbon future. Driven by innovation, the Company’s journey towards carbon neutrality showcases the power of collaboration and shared responsibility in a robust decarbonisation pathway, the Company said in a media release.  

    Capturing the essence of this pivotal journey, Benjamin Neal’s, Head of HSSEQ, latest whitepaper titled “Developing P&O Maritime Logistics’ Decarbonisation Pathway”, addresses the multifaceted challenges and less-discussed obstacles to implement a decarbonisation strategy. The pathway not only reaffirms P&O Maritime Logistics’ commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040 and generate net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but echoes DP World’s overarching mission to redefine global trade and logistics through accelerated innovation and responsible practices as outlined in the ‘Our World, Our Future’ strategy.  

    Highlighted by the fourth International Maritime Organisation Greenhouse gases (IMO GHG), projecting a 90% to 130% increase in maritime GHG emissions by 2050 without major decarbonisation efforts, underscores the urgency of addressing challenges and prioritizing decarbonisation efforts.  

    Among these priorities, the identification of alternative fuel availability emerges as a central concern. With extensive debate around alternative fuels such as methanol, ammonia, biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, and even nuclear energy, P&O Maritime Logistics acknowledges the need for meticulous research to assess the suitability, availability, and practicality of these fuels in different operational regions.

    Martin Helweg, CEO of P&O Maritime Logistics, remarked, "Our aspirations extend far beyond business success. We are embarking on a transformative journey, carving a sustainable path for the maritime industry’s future. By charting a strategic course that addresses challenges head-on and leverages opportunities, we are not just navigating change; we are leading it."

    As P&O Maritime Logistics sails towards a sustainable horizon, the company tackles the challenge of navigating diverse regulatory environments. Operating in multiple countries and regions, the company is subject to a wide array of environmental regulations and standards, presenting both challenges and opportunities. P&O Maritime Logistics emphasises proactive engagement, internal expertise, and the establishment of cross-functional collaborations as essential components in navigating this complex regulatory landscape.

    The maritime offshore business model's focus on short-term contracts and cost efficiency poses a significant hurdle to decarbonisation efforts. P&O Maritime Logistics recognises the need for alternative contract models and business approaches that provide stability and incentives for decarbonisation investments.

    The company's commitment to a sustainable future extends beyond mere intentions. P&O Maritime Logistics emphasises the integral role of the human element in the decarbonisation journey.

    Clear communication, education, and engagement form the foundation of the company's pathway, fostering a culture of environmental responsibility. Cross-functional collaboration, rewards for innovative thinking, and leadership commitment are viewed as vital components in achieving the decarbonisation goals.

    P&O Maritime Logistics is committed to leading the maritime industry's transformation towards decarbonisation. By leveraging internal resources, engaging with regulatory opportunities, and nurturing a culture of innovation, the company is not only paving the way for a more sustainable future but inspiring industry players to join the transformative change.  

    P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of marine solutions with a focus on offshore energy, port services and logistics. The company owns and operates approximately 400 vessels and provides a wide portfolio of value-added marine services and the ability to integrate these offerings for its customers – always with safety and the environment at the forefront. Headquartered in Dubai, the company has operations globally across all seven continents.


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