Onboard to Advance Climate Science: MSC Supports Team Malizia in Vendée Globe


Onboard to Advance Climate Science: MSC Supports Team Malizia in Vendée Globe


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  • Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with industry peers and the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020
  • Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping

Committed to marine protection and sustainable shipping, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd support the yacht racing Team Malizia under the motto: "A Race We Must Win". With a strong environmental message, the partners are working for a sustainable future and contributing to ocean health by reducing worldwide CO2 emissions while focusing on the main pillars: CO2 reduction and transparency, science and education.

Team Malizia was founded in 2016 with the aim to perform at the highest level in the Vendee Globe 2020, a solo race around the world which started on November 8th, 2020. Besides the sporting ambition, the team has a strong message around climate change and ocean protection geared toward educating kids around the world about what is happening in our oceans. The team has partnerships with leading scientific bodies in order to advance research on ocean CO2 and skipper Boris Herrmann carries an onboard ocean laboratory to measure valuable ocean data during all races.

As Boris Herrmann creates transparency for science, the partners MSC, Kuehne+Nagel, CMA CGM, and Hapag-Lloyd create transparency of ocean shipping CO2 emissions.

Diego Aponte, President & CEO, MSC Group, says: "Understanding the impact of climate change on the environment and on the oceans where we operate is of crucial importance. At MSC, we passionately believe that the path to sustainable shipping involves commitment, innovation, dialogue, advocacy, and investment. That’s why we keep investing in our fleet and in the latest technologies to protect the oceans and the environment, and, why we support Team Malizia's quest to gather scientific data from ocean racing under the leadership of the inspirational Boris Herrmann. MSC is delighted to continue to promote collaboration across all areas of the shipping and logistics sectors in order to help realise the ultimate common goal of a zero carbon future."

Vendée Globe 2020 - Watch the video and follow Boris Herrmann live on https://www.borisherrmannracing.com/.