The Green Standard Part I: Ocean Shipping Lines on the Global 100 List
On the latest Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) & Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line (NYK) are selected as the greenest ocean shipping lines from its competitors.
MOL is the newcomer in the Global 100 list, while NYK is selected fifth consecutive year in a row since 2007. (The table below shows only 2011 & 2010 because of insufficient data available on 2007, 2008 & 2009 lists.)
I feel Maersk Line should also be included as another shipping line (if not on Global 100) as Maersk is the forerunner of applying latest technology to further lower carbon & sulfur emission. To try to get a clearer insight about Maersk not being included in the Global 100, I already inquired Global 100 officials and hope to receive a reply soon.
Key Takeaway– Ocean shipping lines are becoming more eco-friendly all around the world. As technology continues to advance, we should see more ocean shipping lines in the Global 100 list for the upcoming years and container shipping will be more favorable to those who are concerned about the effects of the shipping industry on the environment.