The first for a port operator in South America In addition, emissions fell at the firm’s terminals in San Antonio, by 50%, and in Lirquén, by 30%
“DP World Chile, through its DP World San Antonio and DP World Lirquen terminals, renewed its certification as the first port operator in South America to use 100% renewable energy, confirming DP World’s global commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050 and its leadership as a sustainable logistics operator”, informed Carla Baraybar, Manager of Health, Safety, and Environment of DP World Chile.
“The use of 100% renewable energy, the reduction of fossil fuels in our operations, maximizing efficiency, and proactively incorporating innovative technologies are allowing us to reduce the carbon footprint of Chile’s international trade, with a direct benefit for our clients and their consumers”, he added.
Mauricio Argandoña, Engineering and Project Manager, explained that “emissions from our terminals dropped 50% in San Antonio and 30% in Lirquén, which assures exporting clients, importers, and shipping lines that DP World Chile guarantees a footprint reduction of carbon of its products and services”.He added that “this certification adds to the position of DP World Chile as the main logistics operator in the country in the unloading of wind turbine components for the construction of different wind farms, such as blades, towers, and others, which will allow boosting energy clean and advance in the closure of coal-fired power plants.In the last two years, we have safely supplied more than 11 wind projects, with almost 300 towers, 76-meter blades, and components over 95 tons. Clearly, we have a vocation for the use and development of renewable energies”.
This recognition to DP World Chile was delivered by the energy company Colbún and certified by EY.