Viking Line, ESL Shipping and Attracs have recently joined forces with Åbo Akademi University and PBI Research Institute in a project called Driving Emissions Out of Shipping (DEOS). The project will develop emissions reporting models that enable cargo owners to understand the emissions of their supply chain and select verified low emission transportation that provides them and actors in their supply chain a competitive advantage.
“Recent research has shown that consumers today are ready for, if not even demanding, sustainable products,” he states. “By opting for low emission transportation and bringing emissions from shipping into the consumers’ awareness, cargo owners can support their customers in making better choices in their everyday life,” said Magnus Gustafsson, head of research at the Laboratory of Industrial Management at Åbo Akademi University.
DEOS has received financing from Business Finland, the Finnish government organisation for innovation funding.
The project is scheduled to last until spring 2022 and is currently sailing forward with full speed.