Hapag-Lloyd and K + N agree to cut CO2
Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel (K + N) have committed themselves to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common container transport activities.
The two companies recently signed a carbon and sustainability pact (CSP) that calls for a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 2020, compared to 2017.
The agreement between the largest seafreight logistics company and one of the world's largest liner shipping companies also allows for potential for additional reductions on selected routes.
The CSP also commits the two partners 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, and to use containers with steel rather than wooden floors where appropriate. (mw)