Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the gateway to the Levant region, has announced its decarbonisation strategy.
Between 2020 and 2030, the terminal aims to reduce its total emissions by 70%. The company's long-term goal is to reach net zero emissions by 2040.
"The transition to a low-carbon economy in Jordan requires a broad-based collective effort from all industries. At ACT, we are committed to doing our part and creating a clear path forward for Jordan’s logistics and transportation industry to embrace a carbon-neutral future," said ACT CEO Soren Jensen.
"By directly leveraging the innovations and best practices adopted by our mother companies, Maersk and APM Terminals, ACT has created a clear roadmap to decarbonize all our activities by 2040. We look forward to putting this plan into action, in collaboration with our clients and partners in Jordan and around the world," Jensen continued.
This goal is supported by a high-level CAPEX plan that will commit more than US$50 million in incremental investment over the next 20 years to decarbonisation projects.
In more detail, the plan is divided into four major initiatives: energy optimisation, civil work, expansion of on-site solar installations and a green premium on electrified equipment, including electrical chargers.
Jensen added that decarbonisation is becoming an increasingly important criterion for customers and that, in the future, carbon neutrality is likely to become an essential criterion for doing business in logistics and transport. Proceeding with decarbonisation plans, ACT expects to improve its competitiveness both regionally and globally.