Bolloré Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd Commit to Sustainable Biofuel for Maritime Transport

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Bolloré Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd Commit to Sustainable Biofuel for Maritime Transport

Bolloré Logistics has recently signed an agreement with strategic partner Hapag-Lloyd to promote sustainability by using marine biofuel to further contribute to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions related to maritime transportation.

The commitment will commence on September 1st with a weekly allocation of 100 TEUs being transported with biofuel, allowing for a reduction of around 1,500 tons of CO2 emissions from Well-to-Wake by the end of the year.

For many years now, Bolloré Logistics has been collaborating with shipping companies to help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. With today’s advancements in biofuels for maritime transportation, they provide the most decarbonized solution available on the market, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85% when compared to fossil fuels. Furthermore, biofuels are usually made from sustainable feedstocks/raw materials such as used cooking oil, residual lipids, and other wastes.

“Bolloré Logistics is a leader in global maritime transport. Decarbonizing the maritime transport sector is essential. Therefore, we have committed to the purchase of advanced biofuels, encouraging the sector to divert from fossil fuels and enabling our customers to reduce the environmental impact of their transport. This partnership reflects our determination to head in this direction for the long term and drive the switch to more sustainable transport solutions,” says Mr Irwin Lefebvre, Bolloré Logistics’ Ocean Procurement Director.

Furthermore, this partnership only reinforces a long-standing agreement between the two strategic partners and the commitments undertaken in Bolloré Logistics’ CSR program “Powering Sustainable Logistics.” Moreover, this includes the reduction of its Scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by transport operations by 30% by 2030. This ambitious goal implies a sustainable offer at the heart of its operations.

“Sustainability is an integral part of Hapag-Lloyd’s corporate values and at the heart of our Strategy 2023. By doing that, Hapag-Lloyd is contributing to leading shipping toward a green future. This agreement brings us one step closer to our target, achieving net-zero carbon by 2045,” says Mr Danny Smolders, the Managing Director of Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd.

In 2021, Bolloré Logistics announced the launch of SEAalternative, an offer to provide the use of alternative fuels to its customers with the best eco-responsible approach to maritime transport to reduce carbon emissions. This solution will be offered at a cost price, and it will be related to one-offs or regular shipments made by several carriers on specific geographical routes.


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