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Hapag-Lloyd plans 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 from 2016 levels

Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd intends to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions per TEU-kilometer (compared to 2016). Hapag-Lloyd has already succeeded in significantly lowering its CO2 emissions in the past. For example, between 2007 and 2016, the specific CO2 emissions of its fleet were reduced by 46%.

We have deliberately set a very ambitious goal for ourselves in terms of CO2 emissions because we view sustainability as self-evident, active involvement rather than lip service. Hapag-Lloyd numbers among the leaders in the container shipping sector when it comes to sustainability. Time and again, our involvement far exceeds the measures required by law. For example, we are one of the few global shipping companies that recycle its container ships in an environmentally friendly manner in specifically certified shipyards—even if this entails additional costs.

—Jörg Erdmann, Senior Director of Sustainability Management at Hapag-Lloyd

In addition, Hapag-Lloyd expressly endorses the recent decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to halve the CO2 emissions caused by the international shipping industry by 2050. (Earlier post.)

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