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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Clean Cargo Working Group News

Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL received the verification certificates from  Piet Mast , Senior Vice President, Regional Marine and Offshore Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa of Lloyd‘s Register. Photo: Orient Overseas Container Line

OOCL Expands GHG Reporting and Verification Scope

Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) said that it has been taking concrete, meaningful and progressive steps in our long-term commitment to protecting the environment and reducing emissions in the communities where it operates by meeting our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) verification targets spanning from Scopes 1 to 3.A press release from OOCL stated: "We are pleased to announce that our GHG Scope 3 reporting and verification…

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd, Kuehne + Nagel to Reduce CO2 by 17%

Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel have committed themselves to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common container-transport activities. "Companies aim to jointly develop long-term solutions for container transport - Hapag-Lloyd creates transparency regarding CO2 emissions - Increased transparency gives customers better options," said a press statement. The Carbon and Sustainability Pact that both companies concluded in the last few days calls for a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 2020 compared to 2017.

Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL, received the verification certificates from John Rowley, Managing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services at Lloyd’s Register. (Photo: Lloyd’s Register)

OOCL Increases Scope of GHG Reporting Verification

Hong Kong-based container shipping company OOCL said it has made progress in its pursuit of higher standards and transparency in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting. According to classification society Lloyd’s Register, OOCL has not only met the GHG Scopes 1 and 2 inventory verification requirements that it announced last year, but also for Scope 3 which focuses on indirect emissions associated to air travel by employees of its Hong Kong office and as defined in the "Greenhouse Gas Protocol – A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard".

Photo: APL

APL Reports 48% CO2 Emission Reduction in 2016

APL has announced its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48 percent in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. Verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard, this achievement marks APL’s seventh consecutive year of improvements. “APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about 3 percent, versus our reduction in 2015.

Photo: Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel to Disclose CO2 Emissions for Seafreight

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its sustainability offering for global seafreight services: As of May 2017, the total amount of CO2 emissions generated by seafreight ship-ments is printed on each invoice assisting shippers to identify their carbon footprint from transport operations. With this initiative Kuehne + Nagel customers are able to improve the analysis, reporting and management of CO2 emissions caused by their transport chain and thus achieve long-term reduction of the environmental impact.

Photo Crowley

Crowley Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay

Continuing its longtime commitment to eco-friendly practices, Crowley’s Puerto Rico liner services group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods through the supply chain. As a SmartWay Partner, Crowley can benchmark environmental performance of its barges and tugs providing service to Puerto Rico by tracking emissions on a ton-mile basis…

Photo: DB Schenker

Hapag-Lloyd, DB Schenker Celebrate Environmental Partnership

What started out in 2006 as a joint pilot project for a green supply chain from Sweden to China has evolved a decade later into a sustainable strategic partnership for protecting the environment on the world’s oceans. The transport and logistics service provider DB Schenker and the liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd are now looking back on an intensive collaboration and environmental partnership that has made a measurable contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and thereby to the climate protection of its customers during its 10 years in existence.

Photo Crowley Maritime Corp.

Crowley Joins Clean Cargo Working Group

Crowley Maritime Corp. has joined the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), a global, business-to-business initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation and promoting responsible shipping. Membership in the group underscores Crowley’s practice of prioritizing and utilizing technology and operations that are friendly to the environment, and of joining partnerships focused on reducing vessel emissions. “We are excited about the opportunity to join other leading cargo carriers and shippers in this collaborative…

APL Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction against 2009 Level %

APL Reduces Carbon Emissions by 45.5%

APL today announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 45.5% in 2015, compared to its emissions level in 2009. This achievement marks APL’s highest carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the last six years. “APL has steadily reduced its year-on-year carbon emissions and this demonstrates the company’s unyielding focus on sustainable shipping,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President. APL attributed its carbon emissions reduction to improvements in operational efficiency…

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DNV GL ECO Insight: Incentive Provider for Enviro Ship Index

DNV GL’s fleet performance management solution ECO Insight has become an incentive provider for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), a voluntary system designed to improve the environmental performance of sea going vessels. DNV GL offers a 50 per cent discount on the subscription to its ECO Insight Environmental module. “We are very pleased that the ideas underlying ESI are getting greater recognition from the industry and attracting a broader range of incentive providers,” says Fer van de Laar, Director of the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI).

Photo: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)

UASC Wins Seatrade Award

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)  has received the ‘Environmental Responsibility’ award and ‘The Shipping Company of the Year’ award at this year’s Seatrade Maritime Awards for Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. UASC’s Chairman H.E. Dr. Nabeel Al-Almudi was also recognized for his contribution to the industry, being presented with ‘The Personality of the Year’ award on the night. These accolades are further acknowledgment of UASC’s position as a pioneer in the industry in terms of providing eco-efficient transport solutions for its global client base.

Graphics: 2014 – 2015 Highlights: CCWG’s data-collection process for 2014 show

Shipping Lines Cut CO2 Emissions

The container carriers have managed to reduce their combined CO2 emissions by around one third since 2009, according to a new report. Average CO2 emissions per container per kilometer for global ocean transportation routes have declined by 8.4 percent from 2013 to 2014 and by more than 29 percent since 2009, according to BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) annual report for 2015. The report attributed a portion of these results to the changes in carrier representation or global trade conditions.

SSI Highlights the Rise of the Sustainable Shipper

Charterers’ future procurement decisions will be driven by an increasing drive to improve sustainability within shipping supply chains. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry focused on uniting commercial growth with sustainable behaviours, is demonstrating how charterers are becoming a powerful force in driving sustainable shipping standards and becoming a catalyst for instigating industry change beyond regulation.

IMO Urged to Provide Access to Efficiency Data

Shipping Fuel Transparency Will Lower Emissions and Cut Costs. NGOs call on shipping industry regulator to drive down costs, trigger improved fuel efficiency and reduce ship GHG emissions through efficiency data transparency. Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk and Carbon War Room are urging the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) not to withhold data on ship efficiency and fuel consumption. The call for action follows moves by some industry groups to undermine initiatives…

Clean Shipping Groups Mull Potential Merger

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Clean Shipping Index (CSI)— two environmental reporting initiatives for ships and ship operators—signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for cleaner, more efficient shipping. Through this agreement, the groups will explore a merger to create one global initiative that provides a uniform set of environmental reporting and assessment tools for cargo owners to use during procurement of shipping services. In the short term, CCWG and CSI will align more of the environmental parameters each organization currently uses.

Certificat Presentation: Photo credit OOCL

HK Shipowner OOCL Gains DNV Environmental Accreditation

Hong Kong headquartered Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) attains certification on the accuracy and transparency of its environmental data disclosure. OOCL was accredited the certification for 2012 after going through an audit conducted by classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV),  using the internationally recognized and accepted Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification standard to check for the carbon dioxide and sulphur oxides emissions of OOCL vessels.

Photo: BSR

Accounting for Ocean Transport Emissions

BSR conducted interviews with Clean Cargo shippers—companies buying transportation services—to find out how they use Clean Cargo emissions data, how they integrate this data into their business processes, and what benefits they receive from being part of the group. Rising consumer and regulatory pressures and the release of supply chain emissions reporting standards, such as GHG Protocol Scope 3, are pushing companies to account for the environmental impact of their supply chains, including the transportation of goods.

Sustainable Shipping Award Voting Coming to a Close

There are now only ten days left to cast your vote for the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award to be presented at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London on July 7th. With only four shortlisted nominees for the prestigious award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping, there is still time to cast your vote. As voting continues apace, the Sustainable Shipping website has seen a significant increase in activity. One of the judges, Peter Hinchliffe, OBE, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping…

CMA CGM Group Launches its Eco-calculator

CMA CGM Group announces the launching as from April of an eco-calculator accessible to all its customers via its e-business platform. Measuring the environmental impact of their supply chain has become an increasingly important issue for many companies. To meet this demand, the CMA CGM Group will be making available to customers a new service starting in April 2011: the eco-calculator. Accessible to all the Group’s customers as part of the on-line solutions offered by CMA CGM via e-business…