APM Terminals Callao adopts 100% renewable power


APM Terminals Callao transitions to 100% renewable energy sources as part of net-zero strategy.

APM Terminals Callao adopts 100% renewable power

APM Terminals Callao in Peru has switched to 100% renewable energy sources as part of a broader initiative of its parent APM Terminals, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk, to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.

Furthermore, the company said it was on track to achieve a 36% reduction in emissions by 2024, 55% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.

The decarbonization strategy includes a transition to renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, and electrifying terminal equipment.

To improve energy efficiency, APM Terminals has invested USD 500,000 in 2021 to change lighting fixtures in the yard to LED technology. This reduced lighting energy consumption by 33%, the company said.

In addition, in 2022, Arlonas-type grain unloading equipment was electrified with an investment of USD 120,000.

“At APM Terminals Callao we have been promoting energy efficiency initiatives and the use of renewable energy sources. In doing so we are improving the environment in and around the port, helping promote decarbonisation and setting a benchmark for other ports in the country,” Jorge Madalengoitia, asset management director of APM Terminals Callao, said.

The terminal operator is also working on a gradual transition of its container handling equipment from fossil fuels to 100% electric.

APM Terminals Callao is the operator of the North Multipurpose Terminal at the Port of Callao, the largest port on the western coast of the South American Pacific.

The multipurpose terminal handles containerized cargo, break bulk, solid bulk, RoRo, and bulk cargo. It has a national market share of approximately 40% in containerized cargo and 70% in general cargo. The terminal completed a USD 460 million terminal modernisation and expansion plan in 2016.