Bolloré Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd commit on sustainable maritime transport

Bolloré Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd have signed an agreement promoting the use of marine biofuel and thus contributing to the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions related to maritime transport.

The agreement stipulated that from September 1st on, 100 TEUs will be transported with biofuel weekly, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,500 tons. This commitment, starting on 1 September, for a weekly allocation of, will allow a reduction of around 1,500 tons of Well-to-Wake CO2 emissions by the end of the year. These biofuels will be made from sustainable feedstocks and/or raw materials such as used cooking oil, other wastes or residual lipids. They have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 85%, in comparison with fossil fuels.

This partnership reinforces agreements between these partners, as well as the commitments undertaken in Bolloré Logistics’ CSR program “Powering Sustainable Logistics”, including a reduction of its Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by transport operations by 30% by 2030.

Irwin Lefebvre, Bolloré Logistics’ Ocean Procurement Director, stated that: “Bolloré Logistics is a leader in global maritime transport. Decarbonising the maritime transport sector is essential. This is why we have committed to the purchase of advanced biofuels, encouraging the sector to divert from fossil fuels and enabling our customers to reduce the environmental impact of their transport. This partnership reflects our determination to head in this direction for the long term and drive the switch to more sustainable transport solutions.”

Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd adds: “Sustainability is an integral part of Hapag-Lloyd’s corporate values and at the heart of our Strategy 2023. By doing that, Hapag-Lloyd is contributing to lead shipping towards a green future. This agreement brings us one step closer to our target: being net-zero carbon by 2045.”

In 2021, Bolloré Logistics also announced the launch of ‘SEAalternative’, an offer based on the use of alternative fuels to provide customers with eco-responsible approaches to maritime transportation, at cost price, reducing carbon emissions on both one-off and regular shipments made by several carriers.

Author: Emma Dailey

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