Ship It Zero Coalition calls on Walmart, Target, Amazon and IKEA to move their business to carriers that offer Zero emission solutions.
n February 10, Energy Observer announced a new zero-emissions cargo ship at the One Ocean Summit in Brest, France. The Ship It Zero coalition applauded the announcement of the new vessel type and calls on Walmart, Target, Amazon and IKEA to use this moment to move their business to ocean shipping carriers that can offer zero emission shipping solutions.
The coalition is pushing big retailers such as Target, Walmart, Amazon, and IKEA to work with international shipping companies to take immediate action to abandon fossil-fueled ships, and lead the way to a healthy, climate-friendly business model by committing to ship products on zero-emissions ships this decade.
“Now is the time for big retailers like Walmart, Target, Amazon and IKEA to demand zero emission options from their primary shipping partners – or move their business elsewhere. Today’s Energy Observer 2 announcement shows that the technology for zero emission cargo shipping is available
Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director, Pacific Environment, stated.
In addition, Kendra Ulrich, Shipping Campaigns Director, Stand.earth, pointed out that it’s inspiring to see more and more zero-emissions cargo ships being built and prove that this massive technical revolution is finally here.
However, she noted that “if international shipping truly wants to address its enormous pollution problem and have a fighting chance to meet global climate goals this decade, it’s all hands on deck for ports, retailers, and cargo carriers to work together.”
While it’s promising that a major carrier like CMA-CGM is involved in assessing the commercial viability of these recent efforts, it cannot be overlooked that they also have massive investments in false climate solutions like LNG-powered ships, which will only worsen the climate crisis
Ms. Ulrich concluded.