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IKEA chooses Hapag-Lloyd biofuel


Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd is partnering with Ikea Supply Chain Operations to decarbonize container transport from Asia. Ikea will use Hapag-Lloyd’s “Ship Green 100” biofuel option from March 2024 to February 2025, utilizing biofuel made from waste instead of conventional marine fuel. This initiative aims to cut Ikea’s CO2 emissions by around 100,000 tons during this period.

Hapag-Lloyd’s “Ship Green” program offers customers emission-reduced sea transportation with biofuel options allowing 100%, 50%, or 25% CO2e emission avoidance. This service is available for all container types, including standard, reefer, hardtop, and tank containers.

Danny Smolders, Hapag-Lloyd’s Managing Director of Global Sales, emphasizes that “Ship Green” is crucial for their decarbonization strategy, moving toward an emission-free fleet by 2045. Ikea aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from product transport by 70% by 2030 and use only zero-emission vehicles and vessels by 2040.

Ikea’s Dariusz Mroczek highlights that while biofuel helps reduce emissions in the short term, ongoing efforts are needed to transition to zero-emission fuels and technologies.

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