The German-based container company, Hapag-Lloyd recently announced that managed to cut its CO2 emissions per TEU/kilometre by 50% since 2008. According to the company, 95% of its vessels are in line with the IMO regulations, as they are all burning low sulphur fuel oil since the beginning of 2020.
German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd announced that one of its ships recently refueled in Rotterdam with a new, eco-friendly biofuel, as part of the company’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions generated by its operating ships.
As the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap is approaching, Hapag Lloyd is taking steps towards the ultimate compliance with the new regulations, introducing an IMO2020 Transition Charge (ITC) for short-term contracts as of 1 December 2019.
Hapag-Lloyd published its Sustainability Report, saying that it is on track to reduce its CO2 emissions per TEU-kilometre by 20% by 2020, in comparison to the base year 2016. The company is achieving that by focusing on increasing energy efficiency, applying stricter requirements for newbuilds and reducing bunker consumption.
In a bid to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, German container shipping major Hapag-Lloyd announced it has ordered ten hybrid-ready scrubbers to be gradually installed to ten of its 13,000 TEU Hamburg class vessels during 2019 and 2020. In March 2019, the retrofits will start and the first EGCS will be installed to the vessel ‘Hamburg Express’ at Qingdao Beihai shipyard in China.
German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd revealed plans to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations by 20% up to 2020, compared with 2016, to support the overall target of emissions reduction from shipping, in line with the global agreement reached at IMO MEPC 72 in mid-April.
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