Hapag-Lloyd Launches Emissions Calculator

(Press Release)
Thursday, October 20, 2011

The EcoCalc is one of the few emissions calculators in liner shipping to cover not only the ocean leg, but also the emissions of the other modes of transport for the pre-carriage and on-carriage. With the launch of the new EcoCalc, Hapag-Lloyd reports that it has become the first shipping company in the world to introduce an emissions calculator that not only shows CO2 emissions, but also those of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM10) for a given container transport. In addition, EcoCalc is one of the few emissions calculators in liner shipping to cover not only the ocean leg, but also the emissions of the other modes of transport for the pre-carriage and on-carriage. Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, presented the new emissions calculator today at the 28th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin. With the launch of the calculator, Hapag-Lloyd provides the greatest transparency currently available on the emissions caused by container transport.  EcoCalc is available for use immediately at www.hapag-lloyd.com and determines the emissions for every individual container transport with Hapag-Lloyd worldwide. The calculation method used for the ocean legs operated by Hapag-Lloyd has been verified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
“Cutting CO2 emissions is one of the most important challenges, not only for global logistics, but also for the entire world economy,” said Michael Behrendt. “Transparency is vital to ensure better comparisons between emissions. Only when this is sufficiently certain customers can make a deliberate choice for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable product. That’s why the EcoCalc emissions calculator we are offering creates  the greatest possible transparency. Transparency in terms of emissions will be a decisive factor for sustainable products to establish themselves in the transport chain.” With the use of modern technology on board its ships as well as intelligent IT systems, Hapag-Lloyd has already sharply reduced the specific CO2 emissions of its container transports (per TEU and kilometre) in recent years. The Vienna Express, one of the latest vessels built for the Hapag-Lloyd fleet, has CO2 emissions that are 23 per cent lower than the active global fleet in this class. This is documented by the EEDI certificate for the 8,750 TEU ship. This certificate is required by the IMO for all newbuilds from 2013 and is intended to facilitate future comparisons of ships’ environmental impact. Hapag-Lloyd was a pioneer in the field and applied for the EEDI certificate for the Vienna Express on a voluntary basis back in 2010.

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