Hapag-Lloyd and Forto partner on new biofuel program
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Through a new partnership with Hapag-Lloyd, Forto has launched a biofuel program for ocean shipping customers seeking to cut transport emissions.
As a result of the partnership, customers booking full container load (FCL) sea freight shipments with Forto can now add the use of advanced biofuel to their bookings.
According to Forto, doing so effectively reduces 100% of the transport’s greenhouse gas emissions. As Hapag-Lloyd has extended their biofuel strategy to work with selected key partners, Forto has delivered the first customer in Hapag-Lloyd’s biofuel program.
When selecting a biofuel option, customers also receive data-based visibility over the impact of biofuel on sea freight-related greenhouse gas emissions and certificates issued by a third-party monitored process.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Wax, CEO and Co-Founder of Forto, added:
“Making the shift away from the logistics industry’s reliance on fossil fuels is an essential step towards a greener future. We see it as our responsibility to continue to deliver transparent and credible solutions that can help our customers navigate this journey as they strive to reduce their environmental impact. Hapag-Lloyd has made a decisive investment in a commercially available biofuel product and their sustainability strategy is amongst the boldest steps towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the industry.”
Mirja Nibbe, Managing Director Area Germany and Central Europe for Hapag-Lloyd, added:
“The biofuel offer for our customers plays an important role as a first step on our journey towards being net-zero. It is through close collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd and our customers to jointly tackle the challenges ahead of us. Thus, we are very happy to work together with Forto on this important topic.”
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