NYK Joins Smart Freight Centre to Standardize GHG Emission Calculations for Car Carriers and Vessels

On April 23, NYK became a member of the Smart Freight Centre (“SFC”), an international non-profit organization that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions in the logistics sector. The Global Ro-Ro Community, which aims to standardize the calculation of GHG emissions from Ro-Ro vessels* such as car carriers, was established with SFC, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and ClassNK. The first meeting was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on the same day and attended by 10 shipping companies and classification societies from around the world.

In recent years, various companies have become increasingly interested in carbon emissions throughout the life cycles of their products and services (carbon footprint), and understanding GHG emissions related to “transportation” has become an important issue for these companies.

Based in Amsterdam, SFC is working to promote global warming countermeasures by visualizing the impact of increased GHG emissions, making proposals for emission reductions, and establishing guidelines for decarbonization in the logistics sector.

Going forward, through fair and transparent discussions with Global Ro-Ro Community members, we will work to develop international accounting guidance for GHG emissions.
Source: Nippon Yusen Kaisha

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