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At the end of April, we published our Sustainability Report. With it we not only underline our strong commitment to sustainability, but also document the measures we are taking to ensure environmentally friendly shipping, as well as the progress and results of our environmental, social and qualitative activities.
Our clear mission is to prepare the industry and ourselves for a cleaner future. One of the most important goals for our sustainable transformation is to operate our vessels in a climate-neutral way by using alternative fuels by 2045. On our designated path to get there, we have set ourselves an interim tar-get for 2030 of reducing the carbon intensity of our entire fleet by 30 per cent compared to 2019 (this is measured by the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI)). Look at the report to read up on the many steps we are taking to achieve this target!
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd
“Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate strategy. As a global shipping company, the world’s oceans are literally our playing field, and we are committed to making an important contribution to our industry’s journey towards zero-carbon shipping. We are pursuing the decarbonisation of our fleet with great determination.”
Future-proof propulsion systems are key to cleaner shipping. That is why we invested in twelve new containerships, each having a capacity of 23,500+ TEU and a dual-fuel propulsion system, allowing them to run on conventional fuel, fossil methane gas (LNG) and future alternative fuels. In addition, we have carried out tests with selected biofuel propellants for the operation of our A19 and A15 ship classes in 2021 and, thanks to the successful certification, we will now be able to operate 16 ships with these fuels.
Altogether, we are taking a holistic view of sustainability. That’s why we have set ourselves strategic goals for the next ten years relating to the three focus areas “Clean Shipping and Future-Proof Fuels”, “Diversity and Society”, and “Compliance and Responsibility”.
Furthermore, our Sustainability Report presents our social activities and actions we are taking at the community level. In 2021, we have supported a number of regional and local educational projects, humanitarian aid and marine preservation activities, all under the umbrella of our “Hapag-Lloyd Cares” programme. By doing so, our worldwide employees are greatly contributing to preserving and protecting our environment, our health, our families, and our livelihoods.
Check out our complete Sustainability Report 2021 here.