Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel have committed
themselves to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common
container-transport activities. The Carbon and Sustainability Pact that both
companies concluded in the last few days calls for a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions
per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 2020 compared to 2017 says a release from
Kuehne + Nagel.
between the largest seafreight logistics company and one of the largest liner
shipping companies in the world also allows for potential for additional
reductions on selected routes.
In the document, both companies clearly state that
they “want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to influence the
In doing so, the two companies particularly wish to
give Kuehne + Nagel customers options based on transparent data. Hapag-Lloyd
will thus make it possible for Kuehne + Nagel to use information about the CO2 emissions
of the ships in Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet, which has previously been verified by the
independent Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), in its communications with
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.