The liner carrier Zim said Wednesday it has joined the Clean Cargo Working Group
, a coalition of ocean carriers, shippers, and intermediaries that's aiming to set industry standards and guidelines for environmental performance.
“CCWG tools represent the industry standard for measuring and reporting ocean carriers’ environmental performance on carbon-dioxide (CO2
) emissions,” Zim said in a statement. “Zim’s performance data in certain aspects is above and beyond the officially required standards as determined by international treaties. One example is the fuel used by Zim vessels, which already complies since 2011 with the sulfur levels demands which will become a mandatory requirement only in 2014.”
Zim becomes the 16th carrier in the working group.