HMM partners with IKEA on decarbonisation


HMM and IKEA signed an agreement to use HMM’s low-carbon ‘Green Sailing Service’ to reduce CO2 emissions by using waste-based biofuels for ocean transport.

HMM and IKEA Supply Chain Operations recently signed an agreement to use HMM’s ‘Green Sailing Service’, a low-carbon ocean transport solution that will enable both companies to lower their environmental impact and contribute to the decarbonisation of ocean transportation.

The initiative lays around the substantial reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions, achieved by substituting conventional fossil fuels with waste-based biofuels for the ocean transportation of IKEA products.

Biofuels used for this service are ISCC-certified biofuels that are manufactured from waste-based biomass. HMM is deploying sustainable biofuel for its FIM service connecting the Far East, India, Mediterranean.

The agreement will help reduce around 11,500 tonnes of CO2e emissions from 1 March 2024 till 28 February 2025 with the deployment of such biofuels for the whole of IKEA ocean cargo shipment with HMM. The amount of CO2e emissions (11,500 tonnes) saved through this green partnership with IKEA is capable of transporting 14,534 TEU worth of Zero Emission Cargo from Asia (Busan) to Europe (Rotterdam).

The IKEA goal is to reduce the relative GHG emissions from their product transportation by 70% by 2030 and be an emissions cargo owner by 2040.

HMM, which launched the ‘Green Sailing Service’ early this year, intends to enhance the scope of its service through broad cooperation.

Partnership with Hapag-Lloyd

In May, WorldCargo News reported that Hapag-Lloyd also entered a cooperation with IKEA Supply Chain Operations.

For the period March 2024 to February 2025, both companies have agreed to use Hapag-Lloyd’s “Ship Green 100”, which relies on waste and residue-based biofuel instead of conventional marine fuel oil. The expected result for IKEA during this period is a CO2 emission reduction of around 100,000 tonnes.

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