Ashore

As one of the largest shipping lines in the world, a large part of active environmental protection takes place on board our modern container vessels. Our commitment to the environment does not end there. Environmental issues are also very important in our more than 360 offices in 118 countries.

Hapag-Lloyd fulfils the EU Energy Directive

The European Union wants to boost energy efficiency in its member states by 20% by the year 2020. With the Energy Services Act, a corresponding EU directive (2012/27/EU) has been transformed into national law in Germany. This requires large companies such as Hapag-Lloyd to carry out energy audits.

Based on this sustainable approach Hapag-Lloyd has conducted an Energy Audit according to DIN EN 16247 for its offices in 2015. During the audit potential energy savings at various sites were identified and documented.

Innovation on the floor – our new Steel-Floor Containers

We strive to continuously improve environmentally friendly solutions in our container fleet, and we have taken our containers to a new level with our latest innovation. Our newest containers are made entirely from steel. The floor is built using steel plates in which small beads have been pressed. This means that thinner layers of steel can be used without comprising dimensional stability. In addition to this, the steel’s profiling optimises load distribution.

These environmentally friendly containers can be fully recycled once they can no longer be used. Moreover, they combine many additional advantages: steel-floored containers are lighter, longer-lasting and more hygienic. Read more about the many advantages in our brochure about the Steel Floor Container.

And did you know? Hapag-Lloyd began using water based paints to coat its containers as far back as 1995. These type of paints do not release solvents into the atmosphere as they dry.

100% green power in main office sites

Steadily increasing efficiency governed by declining energy consumption is one of our goals for the upcoming years. For this reason we continuously develop various measures to reduce our energy needs to protect the climate:

  • Since 2011 we cover our electricity requirements in our main office sites in Hamburg with 100% green energy from hydroelectric power plants in Germany - CO2 neutral and climate friendly. 
  • In 2011 we swapped old light bulbs with extra long-life LED lamps in Hamburg. The annual electricity saving is thereby over 23,000 kilowatt hours.

To achieve one of our core environmental targets we measure the energy consumption in our worldwide offices. We strive to be high-class not only on the water.

Priority is given to environmentally friendly modes of transport

Environmentally friendly modes of transport such as inland waterways, feeder vessels, and rail have priority when organizing pre- and
on-carriage transport. This reduces both emissions and the pressure exerted on the road system in busy and congested regions.

Global Teamwork – Together for the future

Hapag-Lloyd is a member of various associations, national and international working groups as well as research groups. These groups take an active role to conserve global resources:

For already more than ten years Hapag-Lloyd is an active member of the Clean Cargo Working Group, which is a business-to-business initiative that creates practical tools for measuring and reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation.

The Trident Alliance is a collaboration of ship owners to promote robust enforcement of new Low Sulfur Regulations, ensuring compliance and thus fair competition for all market players.

Hapag-Lloyd has joined the Maritime LNG Platform to explore possibilities of LNG usage as alternative fuel.

Hapag-Lloyd is a member of the EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI), an independent industry driven platform for carriers, logistics service providers and shippers. EWI is dedicated to maintain and develop continuously enhance ETW (EcoTransIT World), a globally recognized tool and methodology for carbon foot printing and environmental impact assessments in the transport sector.

The Global Logistics Emissions Council strives to create one universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global multi-modal supply chain. It was established in 2014 and consists of industry initiatives, associations and leading multinationals involved in freight movement.

Since 2003 the Environment Partnership is the Hamburg institution for the promotion of voluntary environmental protection in the industry. It is a driver of innovation for environmentally friendly technology and a central platform for the environmental exchange between businesses, politics and authorities.

In cooperation with the Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL), and the Container Owners Association (COA), Hapag-Lloyd endeavours to develop innovative container standards.

We fully support and accept the statement to reduce carbon emissions as defined by the ICS - the leading representation of shipowners in the current negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with regard to achieving the best and most effective means of further reducing the shipping industry’s emissions of CO2.

Hapag-Lloyd is one of the founding members of the newly launched Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).
The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform is a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice. Increased transparency into ship recycling policies and practices of shipping companies makes it possible for industry stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding sustainability along their value chain.

The SRTI is neither a standard nor a rating tool. It is an online platform that can use to disclose relevant information on ship recycling. Moreover, the platform creates an onus for stakeholders to use the SRTI for both more informed decision-making, as well as for greater transparency.

Hapag-Lloyd is one of the founding members of the newly launched Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). The initiative aims to supply more and better information on the recycling of ships in the belief that more transparency about different practices in the disposal of ships can eventually help harmonize conditions of competition.

Hapag-Lloyd is one of the founding members of the newly launched Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).

The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform is a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice. Increased transparency into ship recycling policies and practices of shipping companies makes it possible for industry stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding their value chain responsibility.

 

The SRTI is neither a standard nor a rating tool. It is an online platform that can use to disclose relevant information on ship recycling. Moreover, the platform creates an onus for stakeholders to use the SRTI for both more informed decision-making, as well as for greater transparency.

The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform is a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice. Increased transparency into ship recycling policies and practices of shipping companies makes it possible for industry stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding sustainability along their value chain.

 

The SRTI is neither a standard nor a rating tool. It is an online platform that can use to disclose relevant information on ship recycling. Moreover, the platform creates an onus for stakeholders to use the SRTI for both more informed decision-making, as well as for greater transparency.

 

 

Environmental Protection on Board our Ships

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