On Earth Day 2022, German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd presented its Sustainability Report 2021, documenting the constantly pursued path to sustainable shipping and presenting the progress and results of its ecological, social and qualitative measures.
The carrier recently made its sustainability strategy the fourth pillar of the company’s “Strategy 2023”.
Hapag-Lloyd takes a holistic view of sustainability. Thus, its strategic goals for the next ten years relate to three focus areas:
- Clean Shipping and Future-Proof Propulsion
- Diversity and Society and
- Compliance and Responsibility
For its sustainable transformation, Hapag-Lloyd designates decarbonisation as one of its most important goals and aims to operate all its vessels in a climate-neutral way by using alternative fuels by 2045.
On the way to net-zero emissions, the shipping line is setting itself an interim target for 2030 of reducing the carbon intensity of its entire fleet by 30 percent compared to 2019.
These goals can only be achieved with future-proof propulsion systems, according to the company. That is why Hapag-Lloyd invested in twelve new containerships. Each ship will have a capacity of 23,500+ TEU and a dual-fuel propulsion system and will be able to run on conventional fuel, fossil methane gas (LNG) and future alternative fuels.
Source: World Maritime News