Port of Felixstowe

Net Zero 2035

We have set a purposefully ambitious target to achieve Net-Zero for Scopes 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2035
Our strategy

Hutchison Ports has set near-term and long-term emissions reduction targets according to Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) Net-Zero standard.

These targets have been developed in accordance with the latest climate science and are in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement goals to limit global warming.

At the Port of Felixstowe, we have set a purposefully ambitious target to achieve Net-Zero for Scopes 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 and Scope 3 before 2050. We have assessed and measured our current emissions and put in place a programme to replace all fossil-fuel powered plant.

Electricity Usage

Two thousand solar panels have been installed across the port. Where electricity is bought-in, Scope 2 emissions have been eliminated when measured using market-based metrics by having contracts in place to ensure that only sustainable electricity is used. All electricity consumed by the port is certified as being generated by solar, offshore wind or other renewable sources.

Electric Yard Cranes

Diesel plant is comfortably the largest source of Scope 1 emissions.  A programme to retrofit diesel gantry cranes with electric motors began in 2014 and all new gantry cranes are both remote-controlled and fully-electric.

All the ship-to-shore cranes and over 60% of the port’s yard cranes are now electric-powered and the remaining diesel units will all be phased out by 2035.

Electric Tractor Units

We are investing heavily in alternatives to diesel internal tractor units (ITs). We have bought our last diesel IT and already have a fleet of 148 battery-powered units, 100 of which are Autonomous Tractors (ATs) either in operation or on order. These will be complemented by charging stations for the electric tractor units (eITs) and automated battery-changing stations for the ATs. Future ITs will be either electric or powered by other alternative fuel technologies.

Since 2022 all replacement port cars and vans have been electric with full electrification to be achieved over the course of the Net-Zero target period.

Electric Vehicle Fleet

The port has a fleet of over 160 cars and vans that are used to transport people and equipment around the 340ha estate. Historically the small vehicle fleet has been diesel-powered but we acquired our first electric vehicle in 2018. Since 2021 we have purchased only electric vehicles and all remaining diesel vehicles will be replaced over coming years as we move towards our target of Net-Zero for Scopes 1 & 2 by 2035.