DB Schenker agreed on further climate protection measures with one of the biggest global ocean carriers. The French CMA CGM Group aims to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent until 2025 compared to 2015.
“DB Schenker is already using our most efficient and environmentally-friendly services. The further agreed reduction in the joint Carbon Reduction Agreement makes the logistics service provider and the ocean carrier reach a new level in their cooperation”, says Julien Topenot, the CMA CGM Head of Environment & Sustainability.
DB Schenker has already agreed on carbon reduction targets with several carriers, covering around 60 percent of its ocean freight business.
Because of longstanding environmental cooperation with their partners, DB Schenker was able to reach more than 50 percent of carbon reduction per between 2006 and 2015.
“The basis for a sustainable and long-term business relation is mutual trust and a respectful partnership in order to reach quality and environmental targets. These agreements are milestones because we include sustainability criteria into our business relations”, says Anja Roennfeldt, VP FCL Ocean Freight at DB Schenker.
Through investments in highly innovative fuel-efficient vessels the biggest carriers have committed to DB Schenker to further reduce their carbon emissions until 2020. Apart from CMA CGM, the agreements have been signed by Evergreen, Maersk Line, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg Sued, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine