Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel team up to reduce CO2 emissions

German-based shipping line Hapag-Lloyd and logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel yesterday jointly committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in their container transport activities yesterday.

The agreement calls for a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 2020 compared to 2017, and will make CO2 emission data for the shipping line’s fleet available to be used by Kuehne + Nagel in communications with its customers.

“There are plans to optimise the movement of empty containers as well as to identify alternatives to truck transport using ships or trains,” said a Hapag-Lloyd spokesperson. “There are also plans to use the most modern and eco-friendly reefer equipment whenever possible as well as to use containers with steel rather than wooden floors where appropriate.”

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