DP World and Einride Collaborate on Major Sustainable Freight Initiative

Freight mobility company Einride and global supply chain leader DP World have announced a landmark partnership to deploy the largest electric and autonomous freight mobility system in the Middle East, aimed at significantly reducing CO2 emissions and advancing regional sustainability goals.

Key Highlights:

  • Partnership Between Einride and DP World
  • Deployment at Jebel Ali Port
  • 14,600 Tonnes CO2e Savings Annually
  • Fleet of 100 Electric Trucks
  • Autonomous Pilot in 2025

The collaboration will launch at Jebel Ali Port, the 10th busiest port globally, utilizing Einride’s comprehensive technology suite. This includes Einride Saga, which will manage a fleet of heavy-duty electric vehicles, autonomous pilots, and necessary charging infrastructure.

Starting at the end of 2024, the partnership will scale rapidly to facilitate approximately 1,600 container movements daily. This will be achieved through a fleet of 100 connected electric trucks, managed via Einride Saga, a digital operating system designed to optimize the efficiency of electric and autonomous road freight operations. An autonomous pilot is scheduled for deployment in 2025.

At full capacity, this initiative will save up to 14,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) annually and 158 tonnes of nitrogen oxides (NOx) annually.

DP World and Einride Collaborate on Major Sustainable Freight Initiative

“Einride and DP World are driving a paradigm shift in the landscape of freight mobility in the Middle East. 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,” said Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride. “By reshaping container transportation in Jebel Ali Port, we aim to set a new standard for sustainable transport practices, significantly curbing CO2 emissions. This collaboration showcases the effectiveness of combining visionary ideals with decisive action, paving the way for a more resilient future.”

“DP World is committed to making trade smarter, faster and more sustainable, and our new partnership with Einride aligns perfectly with our vision,” said Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director of DP World GCC. “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. Our partnership will drive greater operational efficiencies, further decarbonize terminal operations, and pioneer greener practices for the logistics sector.”

This collaboration is a key part of Einride’s broader initiative with the UAE Government, accelerating the region towards sustainable shipping. Einride’s ecosystem, which includes electric and autonomous vehicles, charging infrastructure, and transformative technology, will be extensively deployed throughout the Falcon Rise grid, representing a significant advancement towards a more sustainable and efficient future in shipping.

Jebel Ali Port was recently ranked as the 10th busiest container port in the world by Alphaliner, based on total container throughput in 2023.

About Einride: Einride designs, develops, and deploys freight mobility technologies to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation. Its platform includes connected electric and autonomous heavy-duty vehicles, charging infrastructure, and an intelligent freight operating system. Founded in 2016, Einride became the world’s first company to operate an autonomous, electric vehicle on a public road in 2019. Today, Einride operates one of the largest fleets of heavy-duty electric trucks servicing Global Fortune 500 companies across eight markets. For more information, please visit einride.tech.

About DP World: Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities they serve globally. With a dedicated, diverse, and professional team of more than 106,500 employees from 158 nationalities, spanning 73 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future. They are rapidly transforming and integrating their businesses – Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics, and Technology – and uniting their global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades. They are reshaping the future by investing in innovation, from intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, leading the sector towards better ways to trade, minimizing disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.

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