Kuehne + Nagel and Hapag-Lloyd have signed a sustainability pact which aims to reduce CO2 emissions per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 17% by 2020 compared to 2017.


According to Kuehne + Nagel, the agreement includes the potential for additional reductions on selected routes and covers the joint development of long-term solutions for container transport.


Hapag-Lloyd will also make it possible for Kuehne + Nagel to provide its own customers with information on the CO2 emissions of Hapag-Lloyds’s ships. This information has previously been verified by the independent Clean Cargo Working Group.


With their Carbon and Sustainability Pact, Kuehne + Nagel and Hapag-Lloyd have also committed to a series of additional actions to better protect the environment, including plans to optimize the movement of empty containers, identify alternatives to truck transport using ships or trains, use the most modern and eco-friendly reefer equipment whenever possible, and use containers with steel rather than wooden floors where appropriate, according to Kuehne + Nagel.