Hapag-Lloyd and IKEA Collaborate to Advance Cleaner Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd and IKEA Collaborate to Advance Cleaner Shipping

IKEA to use Hapag-Lloyd’s highest product option for biofuels 'Ship Green 100'

Hapag-Lloyd has entered a cooperation with IKEA Supply Chain Operations to decarbonise the Hapag-Lloyd container shipments originating from Asia, marking an important step towards a more sustainable maritime industry.

For the period March 2024 to February 2025, both companies have agreed to use Hapag-Lloyd’s highest product option for biofuels “Ship Green 100”, which relies on waste- and residue-based biofuel instead of conventional marine fuel oil.

The expected result for IKEA during this period is a CO2 emission reduction of around 100,000 tonnes.

Danny Smolders, Managing Director Global Sales at Hapag-Lloyd said: “IKEA stands as one of our valued customers, known for its unwavering commitment to sustainability. By joining forces, we are reducing CO2e emissions significantly.

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“Ship Green is an important aspect of our decarbonisation journey and brings us one step closer to our goal of net-zero fleet operations by 2045.”

The IKEA goal is to reduce the relative GHG emissions from their product transportation by 70% by 2030 and to only use zero emission heavy duty vehicles and ocean vessels by 2040.

Dariusz Mroczek, Category Area Transport Manager, IKEA Supply Chain Operations said: “It’s through efforts like this one that we can reduce immediate emissions from ocean shipping in the short-term.

“However, biofuel is not the ultimate solution and we need to continue to collaborate to make the necessary shift toward zero emission fuels and technologies.”

This partnership represents a significant step forward in the maritime industry, where collaboration and innovation intersect to create a greener, more sustainable future for global shipping.

Both Hapag-Lloyd and IKEA are committed to leading the way in environmentally conscious practices, setting a benchmark for the industry.

Hapag-Lloyd has launched the Ship Green product to offer its customers emission-reduced ocean transports.

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, or tank equipment.

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