Klaveness and ZeroLab sign contract with a major charterer in the aluminum industry
Cargo owners are increasingly paying attention to the supply chain emissions, also known as Scope 3 emissions.
Klaveness Digital and ZeroLab, the digitalization and decarbonization brainchildren of Norwegian shipowner Torvald Klaveness, have announced they have entered into a new agreement with a major charterer in the aluminum industry to quantify CO₂ emissions emitted throughout their seaborne supply chain.
Head of ZeroLab Martin Prokosch said:
“Cargo owners are increasingly paying attention to the supply chain emissions, also known as Scope 3 emissions. We welcome this opportunity to collaborate on increased transparency for the client’s shipping-related emissions. Although shipping emissions are a small part of most companies’ total Scope 3 emissions, they are often an emission source that can be improved. This project will provide the baseline for our client to do just that”.
Prokosch added that ZeroLab will apply its analytics team to provide actionable insight based on actual voyage and fuel consumption data. He said: “In just a couple of years, carbon pricing will be applied to shipping emissions in Europe. Understanding the exposure helps companies prepare.”
Klaveness Digital’s CEO Aleksander Stensby said:
“This agreement marks an important milestone not just for us, but for the wider aluminium industry as one of its key players has an opportunity to emerge as a front-runner in taking ownership of optimizing Scope 3 emissions.” Stensby added the project entails quantifying emissions for H1 2021 using the Sea Cargo Charter framework, combined with data from the tech outfit’s CargoValue platform – a solution that provides its customers with a digital twin of their seaborne supply chains.