Ports group DP World takes ‘Swiss cheese’ approach to decarbonisation

If trying to evaluate which lower carbon fuel for new ships is a problematic choice for owners, it is also a conundrum for port operators that will need to invest in bunkering facilities.

It is a question at the forefront of Enoma Woghiren’s mind as head of health, safety, security and environment in Europe for DP World which handles about 70,000 vessels a year in 80+ terminals transporting 10% of world container traffic.

DP World’s answer is to adopt a “Swiss cheese” approach that layers various solutions like putting slices on top of each other so the holes in the cheese get smaller.

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