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COVID 19 has marked our time of unprecedented crisis with the global economic shutdown, questioning the way our society operates from an economic and environmental point of view.

But COVID 19 has also allowed us to see how well human beings can adapt to situations that leave them no choice but to act and adapt. Continuing working remotely, driving our car less, attending a meeting via Zoom, not taking a flight, changing our health habits, shifting to a less carbon-intensive lifestyle, reveal the scope of what we can achieve in just days.

Why, then, is it so laborious to apply…

Bunker costs is often half or more of the operating costs of a ship, hence control of these costs is decisive for any shipping companies bottom line. This is where BunkerPlanner helps, keeping a constant eye on bunker procurement using advanced algorithms together with the best data on prices, distances, port calls cost and everything else related to bunkering. This allows BunkerPlanner to help shipping companies save 2–4 % of their total bunker costs. SeaRoutes helps BunkerPlanner with a high quality data foundation for their bunker procurement strategy, therefore helping the shipping industry going a bit more digital. …

According to a report published in 2019 by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), all modes of freight transportation rely almost entirely on fossil fuels, which are the primary cause of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global warming. Freight-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase by 157% on the road and 77% in the marine mode by 2050. Reducing CO2 emissions from the freight sector is thus a major issue in seeking to meet global climate goals.

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“Earth’s average global surface temperature in 2019 was the second warmest since modern record- keeping began in 1880” (NASA & NOAA) . International trade-related freight transport currently accounts for more than 7% of global emissions and should rise to 28% in 2050 (ITF-OECD). With the arrival of modern technologies and data processing capabilities in the maritime and logistics, reducing GHG (Greenhouse emissions) is within everyone’s reach. One way to do it: route optimization. In this Blog series, we first take the point of view of fleet managers and show the importance of weather on the overall GHG emissions.

Maritime industry awareness of global warming

With IMO…


The French startup which makes freight transport go greener!

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