Transport and logistics

DP World London Gateway

DP World London Gateway is the UK’s most integrated logistics hub, including a state-of-the-art deep-sea port and rail terminal. They believe working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for its customers and society.
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Location-based comparison carbon reduction per TEU in 2018 compared to 2017.

Reporting Boundary: London Gateway port

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, fuel use, refrigerants

Reporting Period: 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019


Location-based comparison carbon reduction target per TEU.



Market-based total carbon footprint

22,668.5 tCO2 e

Market-based Carbon footprint per employee TEU

0.02 tCO2 e


We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.


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Certification story

DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most advanced deep-sea container terminal, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is DP World London Gateway’s sixth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.

DP World London Gateway’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 27,192.8 tCO2e, an increase of 38%. DP World London Gateway’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 53 tCO2e, an increase of 33%. 

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“DP World London Gateway is a strong example of how to operate a leaner – and therefore cleaner – supply chain. The team has been working with Planet Mark for a number of years, and has sustainability embedded into its processes. Despite rapid growth, the site has seen strong reductions in emissions over the partnership with Planet Mark. I have been continually impressed by their commitment to operating in the most environmentally possible way, and by the innovative ways that they have worked to achieve this.”

Certification story

DP World believes that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for its customers, people and society. DP World brings sustainability into every aspect of its work, focusing on its commitments to minimise environmental impacts through resource and emissions management, investing in its team to celebrate diversity and development, ensuring the safety of its team, and building a secure, resilient society through strategic investments.

DP World London Gateway was intentionally designed to offer shippers a highly flexible opportunity to consolidate and sort products for onward distribution at its logistics park just a few hundred yards from the quayside, significantly reducing the number of trucks on the road and lowering carbon emissions. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, DP World has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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