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Bolloré Logistics joins the shippers’ coalition for low carbon maritime transport

Puteaux. 24 August 2022

Bolloré Logistics announces that it joined the Shippers’ Coalition for Low Carbon Maritime Transport last July. This association represents shippers whose goal is to encourage the industrial use of alternative propulsion solutions, such as wind-assisted propulsion

Through this membership, Bolloré Logistics is providing its support to solutions that use wind-assisted propulsion, which drastically reduces CO2 emissions. The company is also signalling its determination to expand its range of services after the launch of SEAalternative 2 in 2021 to promote a sustainable supply chain.

Bolloré Logistics is a leader in global maritime transport. That is why it is essential that we play an active role in decarbonising maritime freight transport. Maritime transport of goods accounted for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 and is set to reach 10% by 2050. By joining this association, we want to be proactive and to head in this direction for the long term”, said Irwin Lefebvre, Bolloré Logistics’ Ocean Procurement Director.

The Coalition put out a call for tenders in early February 2022 for operating transatlantic routes between Europe and North America using essentially wind-powered container ships. They will begin in 2024 with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions in half compared to conventional shipping.

Bolloré Logistics has been committed to eco-friendly initiatives for several years. In 2018, the company launched its CSR programme “Powering Sustainable Logistics” with a goal of reducing its scope 3 CO2 emissions generated by the execution of transport by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019. The company is aiming to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions linked to its activities and to support its customers towards carbon neutrality in their supply chain.

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a major international supply chain operator and ranks among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 603 agencies in 111 countries. Placing customers at the heart of its strategy, Bolloré Logistics is committed to designing innovative, robust and agile solutions. Through the reliable management of the entire supply chain, the company has developed a high level of resilience enabling it to control risks by securing transport plans through alternative options and to lead a continuous improvement policy over the long term while acting as an ethical and responsible player.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager
Bolloré Transport & Logistics
T +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Armand Ahouré – Port Communications Manager
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire
T +225 07 08 08 08 36 – contact@cotedivoireterminal.com


1 Aerodynamic force exerted by the wind on a sail.

2 This offer is designed to reduce CO2 emissions from maritime transport through the use of alternative fuels such as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), biogas, and Biofuel. More information