4 May 2023
With Ship Green, customers can choose among three different options, representing different levels of avoidance in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions: 100%, 50% or 25% of their shipment's ocean-leg CO2e emissions. The Ship Green options are available for confirmed shipments via the Online Business Suite on Hapag-Lloyd's website.
The emissions avoidance results from the use of biofuel instead of conventional marine fuel oil within Hapag-Lloyd's fleet. The company guarantees that it uses biofuel from 2nd-generation feedstock sourced from certified supply chains and produced from waste material, such as brown grease or used cooking oil. It also assures that no edible virgin oils are included in the fuel. The avoided emissions are allocated to shipments with the so-called "book and claim" approach, meaning that Hapag-Lloyd can attribute avoided CO2e emissions to all ocean-leg transports regardless of the vessel and route used. At present, Ship Green is only available for dry cargo, but it will be expanded to other cargo types in the future.
"At Hapag-Lloyd, we are committed to making it easier for our customers to avoid emissions and contribute to decarbonisation. With our new Ship Green solution, we are offering our customers an easy and flexible way to reduce their environmental footprint and make their supply chain more sustainable," says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.
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Full transparency on avoided CO2e emissions
In the past, Hapag-Lloyd has been successfully testing climate-friendly transportation by means of biofuel with selected customers and thereby demonstrated the scalability of sustainable transport solutions. By offering Ship Green, Hapag-Lloyd is continuing along its path towards achieving climate neutral fleet operations by 2045.
With a fleet of 251 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 14,200 employees and more than 400 offices in 135 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of 3 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 119 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.
Hapag-Lloyd press release