Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has set out a plan to consistently reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately become climate-neutral by 2050.
DFDS’ ferry and logistics network provides vital services for trade and travel in and around Europe, covering countries bordering the Baltic Sea, North Sea, English Channel and the Mediterranean.
In 2019, the network emitted around two million tons of carbon emissions, out of which 90% was from ferries and the rest mainly from its logistics operations.
The company aims to reduce emissions from the ferry fleet by 45% by 2030 from its 2008 baseline, with 25% to 35% expected to be achieved between 2019 and 2030.
It will implement initiatives including technical upgrades such as bulb and propeller modifications and anti-fouling treatment of hulls as well as introduce a new generation of zero-emission fuels to replace polluting fossil fuels.
Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS said: “I am very happy that we now have an ambitious and comprehensive climate action plan in place. It clearly states how we can and will take responsibility for the environment. The plan will also help us stay relevant as a provider of ferry and logistics services for both freight customers and passengers in the coming decades.”