This is due to a number of measures. These include investments in the energy efficiency of the shipping company’s own ships, the expansion of the average ship size within the newbuilding programme, the chartering of energy-efficient ships and the further optimisation of vessel deployment. All in all, these activities together have led to a significantly more positive effect on CO2e emissions reduction than originally forecasted.
New target: emissions reduced by 45 per cent by 2020
The newly formulated CO2e goal specifies a reduction of emissions by 45 per cent between 2009 and 2020 and encompasses the shipping company’s own and chartered container ships per unit of transport performance (TEUxkm). The CO2e unit of measurement, carbon dioxide equivalent, not only considers carbon dioxide but also other emissions produced during the combustion process (e.g. methane gas) in terms of their impact on the climate.
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