Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker cooperate to protect the climate
Strategic partnership of Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker in seafreight business to reduce CO2 emissions per container by six per cent by 2020
Hapag-Lloyd and DB Schenker join their forces to protect the climate. The two companies signed a strategic partnership agreement that aims to reduce CO2 emissions on 25 March. The agreement sees Hapag-Lloyd commit to reducing the CO2 emissions for each and every DB Schenker shipping container it transports by six per cent on the 2014 figure by 2020.
With the six-year partnership, both companies are reinforcing their commitment to the environment and to sustainable business practices. “As one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies, environmental protection has a high priority for Hapag-Lloyd,” emphasises Chief Operating Officer Anthony J. Firmin. Hapag-Lloyd already reduced its emissions by around 34 per cent between 2006 and 2013.
“With this commitment, we are documenting the importance of climate protection and CO2 reduction at DB Schenker and Deutsche Bahn,” says Dr Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for the Transportation and Logistics Division, and the Member of the Deutsche Bahn Management Board responsible for sustainability. DB Schenker was helping the Deutsche Bahn Group to achieve its aim of reducing specific CO2 emissions by 20 per cent between 2006 and 2020.
In order to make further cuts in fuel and energy consumption, Hapag-Lloyd is employing a raft of technical applications and various measures, both at sea and on land. At the heart of its efforts are targeted investments in lighter containers and new fuel-saving vessels. With an integrated environmental management system, the Company is also able to precisely determine the environmental impact of every single container transported at all stages of the transport chain.