One of the main causes of global warming are the greenhouse gases emitted worldwide by the industrial, energy, and transportation sectors. The shipping industry is currently responsible for between 2 and 3 percent of global carbon emissions. Hamburg Süd takes responsibility for its ecological impact and, as part of Maersk, pursues the goal of reducing the carbon emissions caused by ocean-going shipping.
We want to satisfy the demands of our customers and business partners for a logistics chain that emits as little CO₂ as possible and that limits the carbon emissions of ocean transportation to a minimum.
With Maersk, we are striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As an interim goal, we aim to have carbon emissions per standard container and kilometer (TEU/km) be 60 percent lower in 2030 than they were in 2008. These targets also apply to all vessels deployed on behalf of Hamburg Süd’s customers.