Under the deal, Agility and Maersk Line will explore means to decrease emissions via the transportation of cargoes on more fuel efficient vessels, optimise their shipping networks and routes, as well as investigating how to integrate CO2 emission indicators into regular business information flows and procurement for ocean transportation, MANA correspondent reported.
"Responsible companies are looking for innovative, commercially viable ways to reduce the impact of their business on the environment,” said Agility senior vice president for global ocean freight Cas Pouderoyen.
“In Maersk, we have one of the most creative and committed partners in the shipping industry. Our Carbon Pact partnership with them will benefit Agility customers and the planet”.
The agreement is a component of Maersk Line's Carbon Pact Challenge which aims to work with its clients to lower harmful emissions to mitigate the environmental impact on shipping.
Both companies are also members of the Clean Cargo Working Group, a global coalition of logistics providers, ocean carriers, and retailers that aim to improve the environmental record of marine container transportation.