Companies that import or export their freight by vessel generally have little influence on the container shipping company’s fuel choice and GoodShipping aims to change this with the ‘insetting’ concept.
In December, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and GoodShipping announced the ‘Switch to Zero’ campaign to encourage sustainable sea freight transportation.
Insetting reduces carbon dioxide emissions by using sustainable fuel for shipping. This is in contrast to offsetting, which involves CO2 being compensated by, for instance, planting trees.
Shippers often transport small numbers of containers on different vessels and can use insetting to reduce a certain amount of CO2 via GoodShipping, which allows for the CO2 neutral transport of cargo.
GoodShipping ensures that this CO2 reduction is achieved by providing a vessel with sustainable fuel, while this vessel does not need to be the same one on which the containers are transported.
This makes it easy for sea freight shipping companies to make a concrete contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
GoodShipping ensures that several Samskip vessels will be provided with biofuels, which will achieve a CO2 reduction of 2,023 tonnes, translating to the amount of CO2 released when transporting some 15,000 TEU containers between Rotterdam and Gothenburg.
The participating companies are Dille & Kamille, Swinkels Family Brewers, Yogi Tea, Beiersdorf, Bugaboo, Otto Group, K2 Forwarding, Yumeko, NINE & Co., De Kleine Keuken, Royal van Whije Verf, Intersteel, OMyBag, Regent Ingredients, Dopper, Johnny Cashew and Anchor International.