Hapag-Lloyd has announced it is now part of the Shenzhen Port Green Convention to reduce emissions while vessels are in port.
The company has agreement to only use fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.5 percent while its ships are docked at the terminal.
The Shenzhen Port Green Convention was set up to help improve the air quality at the Chinese port and in the heavily populated metropolitan region.
“By joining the Shenzhen Port Green Convention, Hapag-Lloyd has demonstrated its commitment to environmental and health protection on a voluntary basis that goes beyond national and international requirements, thus emphasising how important this is to our company,” said Hapag-Lloyd’s Chief Operating Officer Anthony J. Firmin.
Outside of ports and ECAs, Hapag-Lloyd vessels operate using fuel with an average sulphur content of 2.1 percent, below the average of 3.5 percent, which is the currently limit specified by the IMO.