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DP World and rivals join 'watershed' environmental push

DP World has joined forces with its global port operations rivals to promote environmental awareness.
DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

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DP World has joined forces with its global port operations rivals Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate.

The five largest port operators in the world were also joined by the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) in launching the first ever joint industry initiative of this magnitude to promote environmental awareness.

The campaign will take place between 14 - 21 September this year with a focus on three main themes: re-use and recycling, climate change and the communities in which the industry giants operate. A range of activities covering all three themes will be organised by the participating port operators’ local business units to tackle and raise awareness globally.

The campaign will also identify local partners in the effort to improve the environment. Creating and upgrading local green spaces, launching educational programmes, adopting waste recycling measures and community engagement are some of the activities that will take place.

“Safeguarding the environment is the responsibility of all of us and by joining forces across the industry this initiative will make a greater impact worldwide,” said DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. “By continuing to focus on our ecosystem using innovation, new technologies and seeking behavioural change, the industry can make a major contribution to the wellbeing of our planet.”

“This campaign is a watershed for marine terminal operators,” Bin Sulayem added. “It marks the beginning of a joint effort to bring about positive change to the lives of our people.”

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