How We’re Making an Environmental Difference
APL has become an official partner of The Ocean Cleanup, a non-governmental and non-profit organization working to rid oceans of plastic pollution. According to APL, it will provide free shipping to The Ocean Cleanup for both plastic extraction and research purposes. The Ocean Cleanup also performs global measurement campaigns to determine the sources and composition of floating plastic in oceans.
Our partnership with The Ocean Cleanup is one small aspect of how we’re helping to lower our carbon footprint. We acknowledge that sustainability in logistics is a necessity and are continuously working to create efficient solutions to positively impact the environment.
Ocean freighters already generate fewer emissions than other shipping methods, as they generate lower exhaust gas emissions per ton. Many newer vessels run on environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas as well. In addition to these advantages of ocean freight, we have a company-wide initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. We also have many carbon-reducing projects, such as replacing propane forklifts with electric forklifts and eliminating tailpipe emissions.
Regardless of how small, every effort helps improve sustainability and benefits the planet. Our team also offers consulting services to help your business enhance its environmental responsibility policies. We can analyze your shipping routes and aid in developing an effective, eco-friendly plan.