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Although the container ship is still the most efficient means of transport when it comes to transporting large quantities of goods, shipping in total still accounts for around 3 percent of global CO2-emissions. Climate change is and will continue to be the greatest challenge of our time. Hence, it is absolutely clear that our industry must also play its part in decarbonisation efforts so that the goals of the Paris Agreement can be achieved.
For this reason, Hapag-Lloyd is stepping up its related efforts and aims to set an example in the industry. Climate neutrality is our clear goal – and achieving it as soon as possible. More specifically, the CO2-intensity of Hapag-Lloyd’s entire fleet is to be reduced by 30 percent* by 2030 compared to 2019. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd aims to be climate-neutral by 2045, thereby making its contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement as quickly as possible.
Hapag-Lloyd has also joined the Global Maritime Forum's "Getting to Zero Coalition", which is working to ensure that commercially viable ocean-going vessels powered by zero-emission fuels enter into service by 2030. More than 200 companies from the shipping, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors have signed on as members of the Getting to Zero Coalition, which is also being backed by key governments and international NGOs.
The Getting to Zero Coalition represents yet another pillar of our commitment to climate protection. After all, since climate change is an issue that affects us all, we must view it as a shared challenge that we all need to tackle together – ideally within the framework of strong partnerships.
* Measured in accordance with the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator – EEOI