Jordan’s Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has recently announced ambitious decarbonisation targets and has detailed the roadmap it will follow to reach its net zero goal by 2040.
ACT CEO Soren Jensen says, “We are proud to confirm our commitment to industry-leading reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 70% by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2040, which is sooner than both the Paris Agreement and Jordan’s national target. We are determined to do our part, in cooperation with our customers and partners in Jordan, and assume a leading role in the Kingdom’s transition towards a greener and more sustainable future.”
ACT has issued a report that sets out three practical steps for the port to achieve this vision, and details how it plans to invest more than US$ 50 million to deliver its decarbonisation objectives. The first is to optimise energy consumption across terminal operations, by implementing best practice and upgrading technology. Secondly, in order to phase out non-renewable energy use, ACT will be electrifying equipment and conducting the necessary civil engineering works. Finally, it will expand access to renewable energy sources and secure a local supply of clean energy, for which a major step will the expansion of ACT’s on-site solar installations.