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Ikea chooses biofuel option from Hapag-Lloyd

The Hamburg-based liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is cooperating with Ikea Supply Chain Operations to decarbonise container transports from Asia.

The Swedish furniture giant intends to use Hapag-Lloyd’s “Ship Green 100” biofuel product option for the period from March 2024 to February 2025. This involves using biofuel made from waste and residual materials instead of conventional marine fuel for sea transportation. This should enable Ikea to reduce CO2 emissions in its supply chain by around 100,000 tons over this period. [ds_preview]

With “Ship Green”, Hapag-Lloyd offers its customers emission-reduced sea transportation. Based on biofuel, Hapag-Lloyd’s customers can choose between 100%, 50% or 25% CO2e emission avoidance. Ship Green is available for all shipments, including standard, reefer, hardtop and tank containers.

Biofuel short-term solution for Ikea

“Ship Green is an important part of our decarbonisation strategy and brings us one step closer to our goal of operating an emission-free fleet by 2045,” says Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd, on the occasion of the commitment of the important customer Ikea.

The Swedish furniture group has set itself the goal of reducing relative greenhouse gas emissions from product transportation by 70% by 2030 and using only zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles and ocean-going vessels by 2040.

“Through efforts like these, we can reduce direct emissions from maritime transport in the short term,” says Dariusz Mroczek, Category Area Transport Manager, Ikea Supply Chain Operations. “However, biofuel is not the ultimate solution and we must continue to work together to achieve the necessary shift to zero-emission fuels and technologies.”

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