Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company by capacity, has signed a deal with logistics and supply chain management company Bollore Logistics with an aim to cut CO2 emissions.
Under the deal, the two companies are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions by 20% per container transported by 2025. Bollore Logistics will also join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI), which was launched by Maersk, to improve ship recycling conditions in the shipping industry.
“We are looking forward to collaborate with Bollore Logistics on how to improve sustainability performance as well as reduce CO2 emissions from their ocean transport with Maersk. Collaboration across the supply chain is crucial for us to raise the sustainability bar in the logistics and transport industry,” said Mads Stensen, senior sustainability developer at Maersk.
Maersk has been at the forefront of promoting clean shipping. In March, the company collaborated with a group of member companies of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) on a landmark biofuel-powered voyage from Europe to China on a large triple-E boxship.
At the end of last year, Maersk set out a target to become carbon neutral by 2050.