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APM reducing CO2 emissions by 15% per TEU

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October 19, 2009


APM to employ innovative operational initiatives and energy-conscious planning

Global ports operator APM Terminals plans to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 15% per container (TEU) handled within three years.

APM Terminals, which runs a global terminal network spanning 48 ports in 34 countries, said Friday that its global CO2 emissions in 2007 were 543,000 metric tonnes worldwide, or 17.5 kg CO2 per TEU.

The company said that it would use operational initiatives, best practice sharing, benchmarking, strategic investments and energy-conscious planning to reach the target of just 14.96 kg of CO2 emissions per TEU handled by 2012.

CEO Kim Fejfer stated "APM Terminals' company policy, principles and standards require proactive efforts to design, develop, operate and maintain the most environmentally sensitive and advanced facilities possible."

"It is a responsibility we take very seriously as corporate citizens, and as members of every community in which our worldwide network of terminals and offices conduct business. Our strategy is to minimise our global environmental footprint through our daily operations, across all terminals and in any new business opportunities we pursue."

"This means we will update our terminal procedures and environmental performance standards to exceed local and national environmental regulatory compliance levels. Another promising area is the possibility to apply new innovative ideas at our terminals - here our global innovations team is working on optimised terminal designs that require less energy and use renewable energy sources."