With a brand new environmental index, shipping lines and individual vessels can now be assessed, and the results used when procuring transport services. Clean Shipping is a project that has attracted the involvement of many Swedish export companies, including H&M, ABB, AstraZeneca, Vin & Sprit, Volvo Logistics, Tetra Laval, Stora Enso and SKF. Gunnebo also joined during the autumn.
“We consider it vital to help reduce the environmental impact of shipping. As we look at the emissions caused by the Gunnebo Group, it is clear that transport is responsible for much of our impact on the environment,” says Andreas Wramsmyr, Gunnebo Group Transport and Logistics Manager.
The Essence of the project is to classify individual vessels and shipping lines based on a new environmental index developed within the framework of the Clean Shipping Project. Data are collected on an ongoing basis and are compiled in a database, which participants in the project can then use.
“The index awards points in various areas, and these para meters can then be used by us as cargo owners to choose the shipping line with the lowest environmental impact. However, the price/ quality ratio is also considered,” Andreas Wramsmyr explains.
The Clean Shipping Index encompasses environmental factors such as fuel, lubricating oil, bilge water, ballast water, hull paints, coolants and waste. The environmental index will be part of Gunnebo’s work in the coming year.