Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, MSC and Kuehne+Nagel are supporting Team Malizia in the Vendée Globe 2020 yacht racing regatta to show their commitment to marine protection and sustainable shipping.
Taking part in the regatta for the first time, the Seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco is led by the German world-class skipper Boris Herrmann.
The yacht carries the message ‘A Race We Must Win’ on her sails – a call to protect the environment in a race against time.
During the Vendée Globe, Herrmann will be collecting data on water temperatures, salt levels as well as pH and CO2 levels. The data will help study the impact of climate change on the oceans.
On all of its voyages, including the current regatta, the professional racing team works together with scientists and climate institutes to better understand the role the oceans play for the world’s climate.
In a statement posted on the Hapag-Lloyd website today (25 November), Rolf Habben Jansen, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘Hapag-Lloyd is committed to a cleaner future for our industry.
‘We have taken significant steps over the last years to improve our own environmental footprint and have succeeded in reducing our CO2 emissions per TEU/kilometre by more than 50% since 2008. We believe that sustainability is a marathon rather than a 100-meter sprint. Given this fact, the issue will remain on our strategic agenda for the long term and be given high priority – also and especially in 2020, which has been an unusual year for all of us.’