Under the title “On a sustainable course”, the report informs of the introduction of a variety of measures aimed primarily at higher efficiency and lower consumption – as well as emissions reduction.
Specifically, for the period from 2016 to 2017, Hamburg Süd reported a reduction of:
- 2.3% for CO2,
- 3.7% for nitrogen oxides,
- 4% for particulate matter and
- 8% for sulfur dioxide.
As a result of the acquisition by Maersk Line, we will no longer be able to pursue our environmental target of minus 45% CO2 emissions by 2020 single-handedly. However, by the end of 2017 we had already achieved a 40% reduction. We are confident that under the new management our fleet will continue to play its part in achieving emission reduction targets.
In addition, the sustainability report informs that 67 ships of the Hamburg Sud fleet already have a ballast water treatment system, in line with BWM Convention.
In addition, Hamburg Süd reports on various projects that underline its sustainability strategy. These include among others a joint project with Electrolux to reduce CO2 emissions in ports during berthing time.
The pilot project was implemented during the layover of the Hamburg Süd ship “Santa Clara” (7,154 TEUs) in the Chilean port of Iquique from March 1 to 2, 2017. Instead of using HFO, the auxiliary engines and boilers were run on MGO.
The latter has significantly lower sulfur content, in this case resulting in more than 98% of sulfur dioxide emissions being avoided during the port stay. The project was repeated in Chile in the spring of 2018.
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