With “Ship Green”, Hapag-Lloyd is presenting a new solution for climate-friendly transport based on biofuel. The solution is accessible anytime, anywhere and does not require long-term commitment from customers. In the first phase of the rollout, customers can add Ship Green as an additional service to their existing bookings.
With Ship Green, customers can choose between three different options representing different levels of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) avoidance: 100%, 50% or 25% of their shipment’s CO2e emissions on the sea route. The Ship Green options are available for confirmed shipments via the Online Business Suite on Hapag-Lloyd’s website.
The emission avoidance results from the use of biofuel instead of conventional marine fuel within the Hapag-Lloyd fleet. The company guarantees that it uses 2nd generation biofuel from raw materials sourced from certified supply chains and made from waste materials such as brown fat or used cooking oil. It also ensures that there are no native cooking oils in the fuel. The emissions avoided are assigned to the transports using the so-called “book and claim” approach, so that Hapag-Lloyd can assign the CO2e emissions avoided to all sea transports, regardless of ship and route. Currently, Ship Green is only available for dry cargo, but will be expanded to other cargo types in the future.
“At Hapag-Lloyd, we are committed to making it easier for our customers to avoid emissions and to contribute to decarbonization. With our new Ship Green solution, we offer our customers a simple and flexible way to reduce their ecological footprint and make their supply chain more sustainable,” says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.
Full transparency about avoided CO2e emissions
At the end of each quarter, customers will receive an emissions avoidance statement detailing the total emissions avoided by Ship Green over the period. The underlying emissions avoidance calculation is based on the renowned Clean Cargo Initiative (CCI) emissions accounting methodology, which has evolved into a common standard widely used by freight forwarders, freight forwarders and shippers.
In the past, Hapag-Lloyd has successfully tested climate-friendly transports using biofuel with selected customers, thereby demonstrating the scalability of sustainable transport solutions. With the Ship Green offer, Hapag-Lloyd is continuing on its path to climate-neutral fleet operations by 2045.