WWL on track with emissions

17 Apr 2012
WWL is on target to meet the 2025 emission targets

WWL is on target to meet the 2025 emission targets

Norway’s Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global shipping and logistics company, has announced that it’s on track to reduce its green house gas emissions by 30% before 2025.

In 2011, CO2 emissions were down by 4% when compared with 2010. WWL has attributed this to “improved fleet utilisation, improved energy efficiency and new vessels entering the fleet.”

The figures are featured in the company’s newly released 2011 Environmental Sustainability Report.

Arild B. Iversen, president and chief executive officer of WWL, said: “We actively work to reduce our impact on the environment, cutting emissions and increasing efficiency through investments in vessel design and technology.”

Mr Iverson added that so far this has kept the company one step ahead of environmental regulations, but to go further it needs “to work closer together with customers and partners to adjust to this new reality.”

The report also goes into the results of WWL’s global low sulphur policy, which has already allowed the company to eliminate 167,000 tonnes of SO2 emissions between 2000 to 2011.

WWL is also working towards reducing its environmental impact by way of other activities – including partnering with the Savannah Ocean Exchange for the Orcelle Award.

The award is granted to entrepreneurs working on alternative energy sources and energy efficient technologies for commercial ocean vessels and marine terminal and processing facilities.

The winner of the WWL Orcelle Grant award receives $100,000 and technical support from WWL's team of professional naval engineers and architects.

More information from: http://www.savannahoceanexchange.org

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