Agility, Maersk Line collaborate to reduce CO2 emission

Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Agility Logistics recently announced that it has agreed to work with Maersk Line to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15% per container on Agility shipments.

The Sulaibiya, Kuwait-based third-party logistics provider said it made the agreement as part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact Challenge, which aims to bring the carrier together with its customers in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of global shipping activities.

Under the agreement, Agility and Maersk will explore emissions reduction methods including the use of more fuel-efficient ships and optimised shipping networks and routes, as well as the possibility of integrating CO2 emission indicators into existing data analytics and ocean shipping procurement.

According to the International Maritime Organization, ocean shipping accounts for 10% of all global CO2 emissions attributed to the transportation sector. By comparison, road and air transportation, the leading sources of CO2, account for 73% and 12% of emissions, respectively.

Agility and Maersk are both members of the Clean Cargo Working Group, an international coalition of logistics providers, ocean carriers and retailers committed to improving the environmental performance of the container shipping industry.

“Responsible companies are looking for innovative, commercially viable ways to reduce the impact of their business on the environment,” Agility Senior Vice President for Global Ocean Freight Cas Pouderoyen said of the agreement. “In Maersk, we have one of the most creative and committed partners in the shipping industry. Our Carbon Pact partnership with them will benefit Agility customers and the planet.”