Hapag-Lloyd will share data with its freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel as part of a ‘Carbon and Sustainability Pact’ to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common container-transport activities.
With a fleet of 215 containerships and a total transport capacity of 1.6 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd will work with Kuehne + Nagel to fulfill a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions per Hapag-Lloyd container by 2020 compared to 2017.
The agreement between the largest seafreight logistics company and the fifth largest liner shipping company by vessel capacity also allows for additional reductions on selected routes.
In a joint statement, both companies said that they “want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to influence the logistics sector” through providing Kuehne + Nagel customers with options based on transparent data.
To do this, Hapag-Lloyd will share the CO2 emissions of the ships in’s fleet with Kuehne + Nagel once the independent Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) has verified it.
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In their statement, Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel said: “With their Carbon and Sustainability Pact, both companies have also committed themselves to a series of additional actions to better protect the environment.
“For example, there are plans to optimize the movement of empty containers as well as to identify alternatives to truck transports using ships or trains.
“In addition, there are also plans to use the most modern and eco-friendly reefer equipment whenever possible as well as to use containers with steel rather than wooden floors where appropriate.”