Environment

Responsibility for Oceans and Coasts

Less water resistance 

When it comes to sustainability, our focus is on equipping and modernising our fleet. We are promoting and testing alternative propulsion systems in addition to using digital solutions to optimise our processes, capacity utilisation, routes and ship design. By removing the fouling from the outer hulls of vessels, we have been able to reduce the drag and thereby the fuel consumption of these ships.

  • 13% fuel savings by defouling 25 ships

     

Future-proof fuels 

Hapag-Lloyd is the first shipping company in the world to convert a large container ship to dual-fuel propulsion so that it can operate using liquefied natural gas (LNG). Efficient dual-fuel engines emit much less CO2. That is why we are having another 12 dual-fuel ships built, each with a capacity of 23,500+ TEU. They will go into service in 2023 and 2024 – and will further reduce the carbon footprint of our overall fleet.

  • 12 dual-fuel ships ordered for operation with LNG


Propulsion with biofuels

Since 2020, we have been testing the use of so-called biofuels. These are fuel mixtures made from biological input material, such as used cooking oil, and low-sulphur bunker oil. By using biofuels, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by more than 80% compared to when using conventional fuel (upstream greenhouse gas emissions taken into account). In 2021, two of our ship classes were certified for the use of certain biofuels. Sixteen of our A19- and A15-class vessels can now operate in biofuel mode. In a next step, we are pushing ahead with the certification of additional ship classes and our charter fleet.  

  • 2 ship classes certified for the use of biofuels


 

Global Teamwork

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.

 

 

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