Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne+Nagel have partnered to achieve a reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from their joint container-transport activities to 17% by 2020.
To meet the target, the companies will develop long-term solutions for container transport, such as optimising the movement of empty containers, using eco-friendly reefer equipment, and using containers with steel floors instead of wooden.
Working under a Carbon and Sustainability Pact, Hapag-Lloyd will also help Kuehne+Nagel to collect and analyse emission information from its vessels.
Based in Germany, Hapag-Lloyd is a shipping company, whereas Kuehne+Nagel is a logistics provider based in Switzerland.
Wartsila and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) have mutually agreed to seek prospective business opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, fuel gas supply systems, and related services for shipyards and fleet owners.
The two companies will recommend solutions to optimise onboard LNG fuel gas storage and operations, especially on medium-to-large sized segments and configurations.
The collaboration will provide an updated and ready-made solution to shipyards, focusing on providing ship owners and operators with smart marine solutions.
MacGregor has received a contract from The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to upgrade 31 container ships from six different series.
The upgrade will involve a separate plan for each of the ships and is aimed to enhance earning potential and efficiency.
The upgraded vessels are expected to be put into service by the end of 2018.