Climate action is a global imperative, and as a leading logistics player we are highly committed to intensify our efforts to contribute to the transition towards decarbonisation. Building strategic partnerships across the supply and value chain to meet the need for urgent action and accelerate solutions at scale is a core element of our sustainability pathway.
MSC’s commitment to the planet is reflected by our ambition and leadership in tackling the climate crisis throughout the transition towards full decarbonisation. We are committed to improving our carbon intensity, and in 2020 MSC recorded a 44.3% reduction in our emissions (against a 2008 baseline).
The changing climate can lead to extreme weather events that can impact and pose risks of disruption to MSC’s land-side logistics operations at TiL and MEDLOG and to our employees and local communities. Whether we are developing infrastructure or purchasing terminal equipment, climate resilience and the exposure of vulnerable coastal communities are among the criteria for consideration in our adaptation to climate change.
MSC is uniquely positioned to support end-to-end supply chain emission reductions, in view of the range of the connected intermodal logistics services we offer. Our pathway to logistics decarbonisation centres around working towards carbon neutrality; supporting logistics transitional solutions; and a continued focus on efficiency programme
MSC is committed to the following goals related to climate change:
- Carbon intensity (EEOI) reduced to 13.61 g/mt-nm by 2023
- Carbon intensity (EEOI) reduced 70% by 2045 from 2008 baseline
- First net zero carbon emissions capable ship in service by 2030
- Complete net decarbonization in 2050
All to be kept under continuous review.
2020 Sustainability Report: Highlights
- -44.3% (baseline 2008) reduction of EEOI
- MSC continues investing in both our fleet and operations to improve our performance and efficiency
- MSC has maintained a focus on cooperation with key partners to support the development and deployment of low and zero-carbon fuel-powered vessels
- MSC is pioneering in the use of transitional fuels (up to 47% blend of sustainably sourced biofuels, LNG) while exploring and trialling future carbon neutral fuels and other scalable solutions
- MSC was awarded ‘Ship of the Year’ at the Seatrade Maritime Awards International 2020 for MSC FEBE, recognising our Gülsün Class vessel for its energy efficiency, environmental impact, sustainability, adoption of new technology, safety and security
- Continuous improvement at TiL’s terminal operations in both efficiency and productivity by trialling hydrogen-powered equipment; boosting shore power; and generating electricity derived from renewable sources such as solar energy
- Reduction of inland logistics carbon footprint by shifting from trucks to railway, with a 40% expansion of MEDLOG’s rail network throughout Europe