Clean Cargo Working Group attracts new ocean carrier members

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
August 06, 2013 - LM Editorial

Big brand commitments to integrate environmental criteria into enterprise decision-making is proving the business case for container carriers to join Clean Cargo Working Group, with Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Independent Container Lines and Arkas Container Transport recently coming on board.

The group is in active dialogue with additional, major global carriers, as well as feeder lines, that are increasingly seeing the business value of collaborating in Clean Cargo.

“The growth curve in membership continues to increase,” says Angie Farrag, Associate Director of Transportation and Logistics at BSR, Clean Cargo’s Secretariat. “This is particularly due to companies such as Electrolux leading the way forward with their recent declaration to only ship with carriers that report environmental performance using the Clean Cargo methodology, starting in 2014.”

Gorm Kjaerboll, global ocean contracting manager for the Electrolux Group, said that top management continues to recognize the value of this coalition.

“Once you get management to buy in, we can all profit by measuring and expanding our green initiatives,” he said.



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