MARINE LOGISTICS COMPANIES OFFER CARBON OFFSETS

Nov 18, 2022 | Maritime business news

Maritime logistics providers Marinetrans and Best Global Logistics have concluded a deal with Justdiggit, a non-profit ‘regreening’ NGO with offices in Amsterdam (NL), Nairobi (Kenia) and Arusha (Tanzania) to offer carbon offsets, a collaboration which the companies believe can turn their recently formulated ‘Going Green’ mission into practical results.

According to Marinetrans, monitoring customer’s carbon emissions is the start of a more sustainable future, both in an environmental/social sense and an economic/business sense. Therefore, Marinetrans has developed an accurate monitoring tool to calculate CO2 emission associated with sea freight, road transport and air freight, and a carbon reporting service for shipowners, offshore operators and ship management companies. Marinetrans and Justdiggit will work together to offset carbon emissions, aiming to make a positive social and environmental impact.

Justdiggit is dedicated to landscape restoration programmes enabling vegetation to grow (back) sustainably and flourish in the drylands of Africa.

Marinetrans MD Steven Forsberg said: ‘’We are excited to partner with Justdiggit, who are dedicated to mitigating climate change through a systematic and practical approach; something we can relate to in our organisation. The same goes for realising that connecting with your stakeholders is key to getting results, both in decarbonisation and in door-to-deck logistics. It’s also appealing that Justdiggit deploys proven regreening techniques, such as harvesting rainwater in bunds, tree restoration projects and developing grass seed banks in Africa’s dry areas. At Marinetrans we see the necessity of acting sustainably – and so do more and more of our clients. With Justdiggit at our side, we can make a step in the right direction and offer the benefits to our clients in the shipping industry as well.’’

As a 4PL provider, Marinetrans aims to make global transport movements as efficient as possible. With the launch of the customer Carbon Offset Programme, the goal of providing the most sustainable transport has been added to the mix. To make this practical, Marinetrans and its 3PL partner BGL have formulated a Going Green mission, an umbrella statement to set an industry example and serve as a jumping platform for the companies’ current and future solutions to make global, time-critical logistics more sustainable. It opens up the possibility for clients and suppliers to join and further develop their own sustainability goals, using Marinetrans’ toolbox.

With the new Carbon Offset Programme, Marinetrans will be able to offset all direct CO2 emissions on behalf of the participating clients in the next years when handling their logistics and freight services. When delivering ship spares from door to deck Marinetrans offsets its own emissions.

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