A total of 17 companies have joined GoodShipping’s ‘insetting’ concept to save up to 2023 tonnes of CO2 through the year.
Goodshipping’s initiative aims to provide several vessels owned by shipping company Samskip with biofuel to achieve carbon reduction.
This amount of CO2 reduction is reportedly comparable to the amount of CO2 released when transporting some 15,000 TEU containers between Rotterdam and Gothenburg.
This effort comes as part of the ‘Switch to Zero’ campaign launched by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and GoodShipping In December 2022.
Shippers that transport small numbers of containers on different vessels can use insetting to reduce a certain amount of CO2 via GoodShipping, which allows for the CO2 neutral transport of cargo, according to the Port of Rotterdam.
The port also reported that this will makes it easier for sea freight shipping companies to make a concrete contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
The participating companies are Dille & Kamille, Swinkels Family Brewers, Yogi Tea, Beiersdorf, Bugaboo, Otto Group, K2 Forwarding, Yumeko, NINE & Co., De Kleine Keuken, Royal van Wijhe Verf, Intersteel, OMyBag, Regent Ingredients, Dopper, Johnny Cashew and Anchor International.
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“The offer made by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which aims to be the world’s most sustainable port, to support us in this was therefore easy to accept,” said Dirk Kronemeijer, founder of GoodShipping.
“With the Switch to Zero campaign, we’re making it easy for companies to enhance the sustainability of their transport without complex supply chain adaptations,” Kronemeijer added.
This announcement also comes as part of a greater effort towards decarbonisation in the shipping industry.
In February, German freight forwarder, DB Schenker, signed an agreement with MSC for the use of 12,000 metric tonnes of biofuel components for all of DB Schenker’s consolidated cargo, less-than-container load (LCL), full-container-load (FCL) and reefer containers.
In the same month, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels successfully completed its first refuelling of a Hapag-Lloyd container vessel in Singapore with Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) based marine biofuel.