Hapag-Lloyd, IKEA partner to develop cleaner shipping

Hapag-Lloyd, IKEA partner to develop cleaner shipping

Hapag-Lloyd has partnered with IKEA Supply Chain Operations to decarbonise Hapag-Lloyd container exports from Asia.

For the period March 2024 to February 2025, both firms have committed to employ Hapag-Lloyd’s highest biofuel product choice, ‘Ship Green 100’, which uses waste- and residue-based biofuel instead of traditional marine oil.

IKEA’s CO2 emissions are estimated to be reduced by about 100,000 tonnes throughout this time period.

Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd, said: “IKEA stands as one of our valued customers, known for its unwavering commitment to sustainability. By joining forces, we are reducing CO2e emissions significantly. Ship Green is an important aspect of our decarbonisation journey and brings us one step closer to our goal of net-zero fleet operations by 2045.”

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IKEA aims to cut relative GHG emissions from product transportation by 70 per cent by 2030, and to employ entirely zero-emission heavy duty trucks and ocean vessels by 2040.

Dariusz Mroczek, Category Area Transport Manager, IKEA Supply Chain Operations, stated: “It’s through efforts like this one that we can reduce immediate emissions from ocean shipping in the short-term. However, biofuel is not the ultimate solution and we need to continue to collaborate to make the necessary shift toward zero emission fuels and technologies.”

In April, Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of ‘Live Position’, its first dry container tracking product.

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