Bollore Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd commit on sustainable maritime transport
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Bolloré Logistics has recently signed an agreement with strategic partner Hapag-Lloyd to promote the use of marine biofuel and contribute to the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions related to maritime transport.
This commitment, starting on 1 September, for a weekly allocation of 100 TEUs transported with biofuel, will allow a reduction of around 1,500 tons of CO2 emissions in Well-to-Wake by the end of the year.
For many years now, Bolloré Logistics has been working closely with shipping companies to help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. Today, advanced biofuels for maritime transport are recognized as the most decarbonized solution available on the market. They are made from sustainable feedstocks/ raw materials such as used cooking oil, other wastes or residual lipids and can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 85% compared to fossil fuels.
“Bolloré Logistics is a leader in global maritime transport. Decarbonising the maritime transport sector is essential. This is why we have committed on the purchase of advanced biofuels, encouraging the sector to divert from fossil fuels and enabling our customers to reduce the environmental impact of their transport. This partnership reflects our determination to head in this direction for the long term and drive the switch to more sustainable transport solutions,” says Irwin Lefebvre, Bolloré Logistics’ Ocean Procurement Director.
“Sustainability is an integral part of Hapag-Lloyd’s corporate values and at the heart of our Strategy 2023. By doing that, Hapag-Lloyd is contributing to lead shipping towards a green future. This agreement brings us one step closer to our target: being net-zero carbon by 2045.” says Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd.
Furthermore, this partnership reinforces long-standing agreements between the two strategic partners and the commitments undertaken in Bolloré Logistics’ CSR program “Powering Sustainable Logistics”, including a reduction of its Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by transport operations by 30% by 2030. This ambitious goal, well below the 2°C trajectory, implies placing a sustainable offer at the heart of its operations.
More recently, in 2021, Bolloré Logistics announced the launch of SEAalternative, an offer based on the use of alternative fuels to provide its customers with the best eco-responsible approach to maritime transport in order to reduce carbon emissions. This solution, offered at cost price, relates to one-off or regular shipments made by several carriers on specific geographical routes.