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BHP demands greater green efforts from its shipping partners

Mining giant BHP yesterday announced a five-year, $400m climate investment program to develop technologies to reduce emissions from its own operations as well as those generated from the use of its resources with CEO Andrew Mackenzie saying transport providers will be very much part of the emissions cutting plans.

Mackenzie said in a speech in London yesterday: “We must take a product stewardship role for emissions across our value chain and commit to work with shippers, processors and users of our products to reduce scope three emissions.”

Earlier this month, BHP’s Green Corridor joint industry project finally kicked off with the mining company issuing a tender for 10+2+2 dual fuelled LNG newcastlemaxes.

BHP is expected to become far more demanding of its transport providers to be transparent about their carbon footprint in the future.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. Are they going to use the carrot or the stick? Provide a decent and uplift to encourage green or simply just make demands while paying reduced rates and expecting perfect ships?

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