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.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

TMR Unit MarCom Integrates with MCP

Telenor Maritime Radio’s (TMR) business unit for the commercial maritime communications market, MarCom, integrates with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP).   The internal transfer in Telenor,

Petronas to Deliver LNG from FLNG in Q1 2016

The world's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, built by Petronas, is expected to supply its first cargoes in the first quarter of 2016, senior

IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree

IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India.

Technology

TMR Unit MarCom Integrates with MCP

Telenor Maritime Radio’s (TMR) business unit for the commercial maritime communications market, MarCom, integrates with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP).   The internal transfer in Telenor,

Hull Inspection Systems Delivered to the US Navy

Bluefin Robotics has delivered new vehicles to the U.S. Navy that aim to increase the Navy's capability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls, harbor sea

Pollet to Lead R&D at Coldharbour Marine

Coldharbour Marine Ltd. has appointed Professor Bruno Pollet to head its R&D department.   Bruno Pollet moves to Linby, Nottinghamshire from the University of the Western Cape,

Environmental

Coatings Quietly Helping to Control Noise

U.S. Navy’s AGOR Research Vessels are built to be as operationally quiet as possible. That’s where Mascoat’s Sound Control-dB coatings come in. When the U.S. Navy

‘Row around Singapore Island’ Takes off today

The epic endurance challenge that will see 32 volunteers rowing 140km non-stop around Singapore is starting in less than 24 hours. The project has raised a staggering $450,

Marshall Islands Urges Cap on Shipping Emissions

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands) Monday issued an emailed press release calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to set

Container Ships

Kemp: Cheaper Fuel to Boost Container Shipping

Lower oil prices are sharply reducing the cost of shipping merchandise from Asia to the United States and Europe as the cost of bunker fuel tumbles. Container

ABB Turbochargers for Largest Boxships

ABB has designed turbochargers powering the largest ships in the world. First came the China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) Globe with capacity of 19,100 TEU

Hapag-Lloyd Orders 5 Ships for More Panama Canal Trade

Ship container line Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for five vessels as it looks to bolster trade in Latin America ahead of next year's planned expansion of the Panama Canal,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1767 sec (6 req/sec)