Maersk Line, DB Schenker to Reduce CO2 Footprint

Frankfurt-based transportation and logistics provider DB Schenker Logistics and Danish Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean freight.

Maersk Line will undertake to reduce the CO2 emissions of every container it ships on behalf of DB Schenker Logistics between now and 2020 by 20% compared to 2014 levels.

The objective of the six-year agreement is to fuel customers’ interest in sustainable ocean freight on the market by bringing aspects of sustainability into business decision-making processes.

”The partnership encourages greater transparency on sustainable container transportation which can drive significant sustainability improvements in the industry,” said Vincent Clerc, Chief Trade and Marketing Officer in Maersk Line. “By integrating sustainability elements into the purchasing decisions, we jointly strive to change the procurement process in container shipping fundamentally.”