Hamburg Süd has revealed a CO2 emission reduction of as much as 40% between 2016 and 2017, when compared to its 2009 results.
The Maersk-owned ocean carrier has made its environmental impacts public in its second sustainability report, with details on oil spills, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the efficiency of energy consumption.
Hamburg Süd’s customers, suppliers, NGOs and employees all responded to a survey, which found that there were no data breaches or oil spills recorded during the period.
Maxim A. Dulebenets discusses how optimising berthing schedules can have a positive impact on the environment in a recent Port Technology technical paper
The report also refers to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which call for action against the increasing threat of climate change and require industry standards to be met.
Hamburg Süd has discussed a number of sustainability projects in the report, including a joint endeavour with customer Electrolux to reduce CO2 emissions at ports, especially during berthing times.
Dr. Arnt Vespermann, CEO of Hamburg Süd, said: “With this latest report we are once again underlining the high priority that sustainability has for Hamburg Süd.
“We are convinced that sustainable action pays off for everyone – for our customers concerning their supply chains, for the environment, for our employees, and for us as a company.”