Source: Stena Line, 2021-04-07
In 2020, ferry company Stena Line continued to reduce its total CO2 emissions and is 10 years ahead of the IMO international shipping emission reduction targets. Nevertheless, the Swedish shipping company is now accelerating the transition towards fossil-free shipping and presents its plan to reduce total CO2 emissions by as much as 30% until 2030.
Despite a challenging year, Stena Line continued to reduce its total CO2 emissions in 2020. Emissions also decreased per nautical mile sailed by -2.3%/nm, which shows that the ships have become even more energy efficient in 2020.
"We are working hard to reduce our fuel consumption and emissions, while at the same time exploring tomorrow's fuels and technologies. The main drivers behind the reduction of emission in 2020 are that we have introduced 3 new, and up to 30% more energy-efficient vessels, on the Irish Sea. We have also introduced renewable shore electricity during port calls in Kiel and 5 more ships in the fleet have been equipped with the AI assistant Stena Fuel Pilot to support our captains in operating the vessels in the most energy-efficient way," says Erik Lewenhaupt, Group Head of Sustainability at Stena Line.
Stena Line is already 10 years ahead of international IMO shipping emission reduction targets*. Even so the Swedish shipping company chosen to accelerate the transition towards fossil-free shipping and plans to reduce total CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, which will be achieved, among other things, by launching the fossil-free vessel Stena Elektra on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route. By 2050 the shipping company will be completely fossil-free.
“Our ambition is to lead the development towards fossil-free shipping and sustainable transportation by sea. This requires that we need to break our dependence on fossil fuels and start reducing our total emissions, not only become more efficient per sailing and transported unit. Therefore, Stena Line has now chosen to set the ambitious target to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, because in the end they need be zero" says Stena Line's CEO Niclas Mårtensson.
Stena Line’s carbon-roadmap
Stena Line has identified 4 key areas to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, in order to achieve the ambitious target to become completely fossil-free by 2050.
Electrification of shipping:
Exploring alternative fuels
Modernising the fleet
Artificial intelligence onboard
FACT: Stena Lines sustainability strategy
Our commitment to sustainability centres around 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals directly related to our business - Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption & Production, Health & Wellbeing and Life Below Water. For each focus our ambitious targets are defined.
Read more about Stena Line’s sustainable journey and the outcome 2020 at www.stenaline.com/sustainability
*Stena Line is ten years ahead of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) targets for energy-efficient transports, a relative reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of cargo transported, by 40% between 2008 and 2030. Read more at www.imo.org.