A new partnership has been formed to help decarbonise the maritime logistics sector by offering green container shipping.
Aker Clean Hydrogen, a clean hydrogen, ammonia and methanol producer and Kuehne+Nagel, the world’s largest sea logistics provider, are joining forces for the initiative, with the first vessels with engines running on the fuel alternatives
The two companies want to help scale fossil-free shipping, with Aker Clean Hydrogen securing access to green fuels and Kuehne+Nagel handling the booking of contracts for environmentally-friendly containers with their carrier partners.
Through partnerships with these carriers, Kuehne+Nagel’s customers will be able to purchase the appropriate amount of green fuels for their cargo via the Mass-Balance-Concept and instantly avoid CO2 emissions in their supply chains.
Arne Faaberg, Managing Director of Kuehne+Nagel Norway said: “The Mass-Balance-Concept is crucial in the transition towards replacing fossil fuels with green fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.
“This partnership with Aker Clean Hydrogen contributes to our commitment to a low carbon business model. Together with them and our carrier partners we will be able to provide certified green container shipment.”
Knut Nyborg, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Clean Hydrogen added: “Shipping accounts for approximately 3% of the world’s total emissions.
“With Kuehne+Nagel’s Mass-Balance-Concept and green fuel from our planned hydrogen, ammonia and methanol projects around the world, we are well placed in the transition towards a more sustainable future for global shipping.”