Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has released its 10th annual sustainability report, marking a decade of continuous efforts to make the terminal more sustainable. Each year, ACT focuses on opportunities to improve its environmental and socio-economic impact while continuing to operate the terminal at even greater levels of capacity and efficiency.
Despite facing challenges as a result of the global pandemic, 2020 was a highly productive year for the terminal, which achieved its highest-ever throughput of 857,283 TEU. At the same time, ACT maintained its energy intensity at 0.2 GJ/TEU, reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 3%, and increased recycled waste to 34%.
Reflecting on the report, Soren Kofoed Jensen CEO at ACT, said, “Sustainability is integral to ACT’s core business objectives and it is embedded within our governance, operations and culture. We take our role as a corporate citizen seriously.” The terminal has also won several corporate health and safety awards over the course of the past year and has an active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme underway.