Through a new partnership with Hapag-Lloyd, technology company Forto has launched a biofuel programme for maritime transport customers seeking to make their transport greener.
More specifically, customers booking full container load (FCL) sea freight shipments with Forto can now add the use of advanced biofuel to their bookings, effectively reducing 100% of their transport's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a statement.
“Making the shift away from the logistics industry’s reliance on fossil fuels is an essential step towards a greener future. We see it as our responsibility to continue to deliver transparent and credible solutions that can help our customers navigate this journey as they strive to reduce their environmental impact,” commented Michael Wax, CEO and co-founder of Forto.
“Hapag-Lloyd has made a decisive investment in a commercially available biofuel product and their sustainability strategy is amongst the boldest steps towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the industry,” he added.
When selecting a biofuel option, customers receive data-driven visibility into the impact of biofuel on shipping-related greenhouse gas emissions and certificates issued by a third-party monitored process, said the announcement.
“The biofuel offer for our customers plays an important role as a first step on our journey towards being net-zero. It is through close collaboration between Hapag-Lloyd and our customers to jointly tackle the challenges ahead of us. Thus, we are very happy to work together with Forto on this important topic, ” noted Mirja Nibbe, managing director area Germany and central Europe for Hapag-Lloyd.