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Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker partner to decarbonize supply chains

Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker partner to decarbonize supply chains
With a fleet of 251 modern containerships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has a container capacity of 3 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers (image courtesy Hapag-Lloyd).

Germany-headed global liner shipping major Hapag-Lloyd AG has announced that it has entered into a partnership with compatriot global logistics major DB Schenker for the purpose of decarbonizing supply chains.

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According to a statement, DB Schenker and Hapag-Lloyd have signed an agreement for emission-reduced container transports with waste- and residue-based biofuel.

By the end of 2023, DB Schenker plans to claim approximately 3 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) emissions avoidance based on at least 1 000 tonnes of pure biofuel.

I am very pleased that together with Hapag-Lloyd we are setting another example for sustainability in our industry. This partnership further enlarges our global biofuel offer in ocean freight. With this commitment we are one step closer to our goal of becoming carbon-neutral, said Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker.

Hapag-Lloyd has launched the Ship Green product to offer its customers emission-reduced ocean transport. Based on biofuel, customers of Hapag-Lloyd can add Ship Green as an additional service to their existing bookings – thereby avoiding CO2eq emissions.

Using the so-called “Book & Claim” chain of custody, Hapag-Lloyd can attribute avoided emissions to all ocean-leg transports, regardless of the vessel and route used. Ship Green is available for all shipments containing standard, hardtop, or tank equipment.

By offering Ship Green, Hapag-Lloyd is continuing along its path toward achieving climate-neutral fleet operations by 2045.

We are excited about this new partnership with DB Schenker as we share the common goal of making logistics more sustainable. Collaborations like these set a clear signal in the industry and are another example of a step-by-step approach to further decarbonize supply chains, said Henrik Schilling, Managing Director of Global Commercial Development at Hapag-Lloyd.

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