A.P. Moeller Maersk (Maersk) has signed a deal with Bollore Logistics, leaders in international logistics and supply chain management, to cut CO2 emissions from 20% per container transported by 2025.
According to a statement, the two companies are committed to cutting their CO2 emissions and this deal is part of a wider initiative to reduce waste in the supply chain.
As part of the deal, Bollore Logistics will join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative, which was launched by Maersk to improve ship recycling conditions in the shipping industry.
@Maersk and @BolloreLog announced in June 2019 at the 53rd @salondubourget in Le Bourget, the signing of a carbon pact. The 2 companies are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions by 20% per container transported by 2025. Read more: https://t.co/PB4v0lUVRP #sustainability pic.twitter.com/JiCU4mdTWA
— Bolloré Logistics (@BolloreLog) June 24, 2019
Mads Stensen, Senior Sustainability Developer, Maersk, said the carrier, the biggest in the world by market share, was “looking forward to collaborating with Bolloré Logistics on how to improve sustainability performance as well as reduce CO2 emissions from their ocean transport with Maersk.
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“Collaboration across the supply chain is crucial for us to raise the sustainability bar in the logistics and transport industry.”
Maersk is at the forefront of efforts to clean up global container shipping. In December 2018, PTI reported how it had launched a project to make carbon-neutral shipping viable by 2030, and its entire fleet clean by 2050.
It followed up by launching a pilot voyage of a ship run entirely on a cooking-oil based biofuel as part of a collaboration with Shell, Philips, Heineken and other Dutch industrial giants.
Last week, PTI published an exclusive Q&A with Thomas Hvilborg, Captain of the Maersk Mette, the vessel partaking in the pilot journey.