GERMANY's transportation and logistics provider, DB Schenker has signed climate protection agreements with a growing number of cargo companies to reduce CO2 emission from ocean and air freight.
The company began signing strategic agreements to reduce CO2 emissions early this year, and according to a company statement, Maersk, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Hanjin and Hyundai Merchant Marine have signed the accord and have committed to greatly reducing their carbon emissions by 2020 by investing in state-of-the-art fuel. Pollutants emitted for each container shipped on behalf of DB Schenker Logistics will drop 23 per cent from 2014 levels by 2020 as a result of this commitment.
The logistics provider has also signed agreements with the airlines British Airways, American Airlines and Lan Chile aimed at reducing CO2 by up to 10 per cent per unit transported. DB Schenker plans to sign additional agreements with shipping companies and airlines by the end of the year.
"We expect our agreements with shipping companies alone to allow us to reduce CO2 by up to 100,000 metric tonnes by 2020. These agreements are milestones because we are making sustainability part of our business relationships," said Andrea Schon, who is responsible for climate protection and CO2 controlling at DB Schenker Logistics.
Source : HKSG.