Bolloré Logistics has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd to promote the use of marine biofuel and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to maritime transport.
The agreement will commence on 1 September for a weekly allocation of 100 TEU transported with biofuel, and it is set to allow a reduction of around 1,500 tons of CO2 emissions in Well-to-Wake by the end of the year.
“Bolloré Logistics is a leader in global maritime transport,” said Irwin Lefebvre, Bolloré Logistics’ Ocean Procurement Director.
“Decarbonising the maritime transport sector is essential. This is why we have committed on the purchase of advanced biofuels, encouraging the sector to divert from fossil fuels and enabling our customers to reduce the environmental impact of their transport.
“Sustainability is an integral part of Hapag-Lloyd’s corporate values and at the heart of our Strategy 2023,” said Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd.
“By doing that, Hapag-Lloyd is contributing to lead shipping towards a green future. This agreement brings us one step closer to our target: being net-zero carbon by 2045.”
The parties said this partnership reinforces long-standing agreements between the two companies and meet the commitments undertaken in Bolloré Logistics’ CSR programme
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