DP World partnership spearheads Middle East’s sustainable transition

Logistics company, DP World, has joined forces with an electric and autonomous freight mobility company, to electrify inter-terminal container flows at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port.

Einride will partner with DP World to support approximately 1,600 container movements a day through a fleet of 100 connected electric trucks. At full operational capacity, the initiative is expected to save up to 14,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 158 tonnes of nitrogen oxides annually.

“DP World is committed to making trade smarter, faster and more sustainable, and our new partnership with Einride aligns perfectly with our vision,” said CEO and Managing Director of DP World GCC, Abdulla Bin Damithan. “We have already made significant progress in electrifying and automating our terminals at Jebel Ali Port, and by leveraging Einride’s cutting-edge technology, we can take that to the next level.”

Jebel Ali Port is the tenth busiest port in the world, and the collaboration will mark the largest deployment of electric, autonomous freight mobility in the Middle East.

The partnership is integral to Einride’s broader initiative with the UAE Government, fast-tracking the region towards sustainable shipping, the company said in a statement.

“Einride and DP World are driving a paradigm shift in the landscape of freight mobility in the Middle East,” said CEO and Founder of Einride, Robert Falck. “Our collaboration underscores a shared dedication to sustainability and innovation, merging Einride’s expertise in electrification and autonomous technology with DP World’s global logistics leadership. By reshaping container transportation in Jebel Ali Port, we aim to set a new standard for sustainable transport practices.”

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