SailGP commits to net zero sail racing

Its new logistics partner Kuehne+Nagel will use alternative fuels, sustainable shipping methods and offsets to help SailGP become carbon-neutral

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International sailing competition SailGP aims to set new standards for major event logistics, making the sail racing league’s transport carbon-neutral.

German transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel will act as its new official logistics partner until 2024 – Kuehne+Nagel has committed to becoming a carbon-neutral business by 2030 and SailGP aims to be completely powered by renewables by 2025.

Kuehne+Nagel will support the global logistics of the intercontinental racing competition, using alternative fuels and sustainable shipping methods to lower its environmental impacts of travel.

It will also provide SailGP with its new tool to reduce emissions by selecting the most efficient transport routes for the next three seasons. The shipping emissions that cannot be reduced will be offset and this will mean that combined, the measures will enable an entirely carbon-neutral supply chain.

Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of SailGP, said: “Our approach to partnerships starts with wanting to work with like-minded organisations that share our vision and align with our values and goals.

“Kuehne+Nagel is the perfect example of this; they are innovators and leaders in their industry. Our global platform enables us to work together to identify and test innovations that could inspire new sustainability standards for logistics in the events industry and showcase how suppliers can take responsibility for the carbon footprint of their services, as well as help us to come closer to our own goal of being fully powered by nature by 2025.”