Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins forces with the Smart Freight Centre

Cross-company partnership key to standardizing emission accounting for the deep-sea RoRo segment


Wallenius Wilhelmsen became a member of the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) a global non-profit organization focused on climate action in the freight sector and attended the Global Ro-Ro Community kick-off meeting hosted by SFC in Amsterdam in April. Bringing together carriers and shippers, the group’s goal is to establish uniform standards to accelerate the decarbonization process within the Ro-Ro shipping industry, creating common ground for fair competition between carriers in terms of scope 3 GHG emissions accounting.

“We are very happy to be collaborating with our peers and leveraging SFC’s extensive experience to develop a clear and consistent standard to accurately allocate the scope 3 emissions of our cargo. Comparability is a key market driver to incentivize others on decarbonization journey,” says Jørgen Westrum Thorsen, Senior Manager, Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wallenius Wilhelmsen helped establish the Global Ro-Ro Community in partnership with SFC, NYK, and ClassNK. The kick-off meeting was attended by the initial community members as well as other operators from Japan, Korea, Europe and Latin America, and some well-known verification bodies and cargo owners.

Moving forward, the group intends to have a final draft ISO 14083 / GLEC compliant global standard methodology for scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions accounting for deep-sea Ro-Ro shipping ready by the end of year.

For more information, please visit the SFC website here

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