German shipowner Hapag-Lloyd reported significant reductions in CO2 emissions per container transported, a successful conversion of the vessel fleet to operate using low-sulphur fuel oil, and considerable improvements in quality in its 2019 financial year sustainability report.
“Sustainability is more than just climate protection, as it also comprises ecological, economic, social and qualitative concerns at the same time. In 2019, we succeeded in making a lot of progress in all four dimensions. For example, we further reduced our specific CO2 emissions, strengthened our social commitment and made huge investments in the quality of our service,” said CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. “This year, as well – despite the adverse effects of the COVID-19 crisis – we will continue to focus on additional improvements, including technological and digital innovations as well as further reductions in the emissions of our fleet.”