CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero GIUGNO 2020
TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
MSC AND SOUTH POLE TO ROLL OUT CARBON NEUTRAL STRATEGY
According to a statement, MSC, the second biggest container
shipping line in the world, has rolled out its initiative with
climate solutions provider South Pole since early 2019. It now plans
to roll out its entire strategy by the end of 2020.
"The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is
extending the MSC Carbon Neutral Programme worldwide after
successfully implementing it in several selected countries."
The carrier says the strategic approach to sustainability and
massive investment in reducing emissions across its fleet. It
recently completed the launch of the largest class of container
ships which produce the lowest CO2 emissions per container carried
by design - MSC's Gülsün Class.
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
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
Bio-diversity Standards and the Social Carbon
Furthermore, MSC 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.
"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", according to Claudio Bozzo, Chief Operating
"We have partnered with Soth 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."
MSC claims it was the first major shipping line in 2019 to offer
an option to fully compensate the unavoidable carbon emissions
caused by the transport of their cargo through supporting climate
protection projects managed by South Pole.
The climate action projects developed by South Pole deliver
measurable benefits aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement
and the UN Sustainable Development Goals..
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