K Line commits to slash vessel CO2 emissions

K Line commits to slash vessel CO2 emissions

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line)has upped its commitments to slash its CO2 emissions going forward.

The giant Japanese shipping line achieved 13.6% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2015 against its 2011 level, as a result of deployment of larger vessels, using advanced energy-saving technologies including electronically controlled engines, as well as slow steaming.

The company has accomplished ahead of schedule the CO2 emission reductions target by 10% for 2019 against 2011 level. In light of this achievement, K Line set a new CO2 emission reduction target of 25% for 2030 against 2011 levels in the process of slashing CO2 emissions by half by 2050.

At the same time, compatriot line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has revealed it too has exceeded its CO2 emission cut targets. It achieved a 14.3% reduction in CO2 emissions, exceeding the goal established in 2011 which called for a 10% reduction by fiscal 2015 in the CO2 emission rate per unit of transportation from vessels compared with the rate recorded in 2010.

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.

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