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MSC trials alternative bunker fuels and offers clients carbon offsetting for sustainability

16 Jun 2020

International shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on Monday (15 June) said it is now extending the ‘MSC Carbon Neutral Programme’ to clients worldwide throughout 2020 after a successful implementation.

MSC has partnered with leading global climate solutions provider South Pole to develop the program since early 2019 in support of its strategic approach to sustainability and investment in reducing emissions across its fleet. 

The shipping firm adds it is actively exploring and trialling a range of alternative fuel and propulsion technologies to support the container shipping industry’s long-term goals to decarbonise.

As part of the Carbon Neutral Programme, MSC customers can compensate the emissions from the transportation of their cargo by financially contributing to two selected projects that reduce emissions. 

South Pole cancels the same amount of carbon credits generated by these projects, which are audited and third-party certified according to the most stringent international standards, the Verified Carbon Standard (Verra), the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards and the Social Carbon.

“In addition to running the biggest fleet investment programme in the industry, MSC has ensured that customers have an option to compensate CO2 emissions through the global MSC Carbon Neutral Programme,” said Claudio Bozzo, Chief Operating Officer, MSC.

“We have partnered with South Pole, a leading, certified third party to extend the MSC Carbon Neutral Programme and help bridge the gap between shipping today and the zero-carbon future we all aspire to.”

Photo credit: MSC

Published: 16 June, 2020

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