Scan Global Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd forge biofuel partnership

Scan Global Logistics (SGL), a provider of transport and logistics solutions, and Hapag-Lloyd, a container shipping company, have partnered up for a multimillion-dollar ocean biofuel initiative.

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SGL said the parties want to integrate biofuels into their shipping operations, adding that by utilizing biofuel derived from renewable sources, they aim to support customers in reducing carbon emissions and contribute to the global effort to combat climate change.

Moreover, through this collaborative effort, the companies aim to establish a long-term partnership for the further upscaling of sustainable transport solutions.

“This collaboration shows that it is possible to contribute to the joint efforts of decarbonizing the maritime industry and the logistic sector by using currently available biofuel solutions,” SGL claimed.

Mads Drejer, Global COO and CCO at SGL, commented: “This partnership not only allows us to reduce emissions but also reinforces our commitment to delivering sustainable logistics solutions that benefit our customers and society as a whole.”

Tom De Wilde, Senior Director of Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd, noted: “We are delighted to have SGL as our valued partner supporting our Ship Green initiative. Together, we are demonstrating our shared dedication to decarbonization and driving positive change in the shipping industry – in line with Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to operate a net-zero fleet by 2045.”

In related news, Hapag-Lloyd entered into a cooperation with IKEA Supply Chain Operations to decarbonize the Hapag-Lloyd container shipments originating from Asia.

From March 2024 to February 2025, the companies have agreed to use Hapag-Lloyd’s Ship Green 100, a solution which relies on waste- and residue-based biofuel instead of conventional marine fuel oil.

This partnership is said to represent a significant step forward in the maritime industry, where collaboration and innovation intersect to create a greener, more sustainable future for global shipping.

To note, Hapag-Lloyd launched the Ship Green product to offer its customers emission-reduced ocean transport.

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