Ocean Network Express launches green shipping solution

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the launch of its reduced emissions shipping service – ONE LEAF+, designed to meet the shared decarbonisation aspirations of the shipping industry. 

Ocean Network Express launches green shipping solution

ONE LEAF+ offers customers the opportunity to proactively manage their own emissions and minimise environmental impact across the value chain.

ONE LEAF+ offers customers a range of benefits, including:

  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: ONE will deploy regulation-compliant alternative fuels on designated vessels, allowing customers to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions on their shipments with ONE.
  • Added Transparency: With ONE LEAF+, customers will receive certification indicating the CO2e savings verified by an independent third-party verifier for their shipments with ONE, empowering them to track their progress towards sustainability goals.

“At ONE, we are fully committed to our target in achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.” said Gilberto Santos, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Service Management at ONE. “The launch of ONE LEAF+ underscores our commitment to sustainability and provides our customers with the tools and transparency they need to make informed choices about their Scope 3 GHG emissions.”

Alternative Fuels and Carbon Management serve as the key initiatives for ONE in reaching its ambitious target of net-zero GHG emissions, including Scope 2 and Scope 3, by 2050.  

ONE LEAF+ factsheet:

  • ONE LEAF+ stands for Low Emission-Able Freight. The “+” symbolises the advancement that ONE anticipates from decarbonizing the supply chain.
  • To calculate the customer’s existing emissions, ONE employs the industry-standard Clean Cargo Working Group methodology managed by Smart Freight Centre.
  • ONE’s biofuel selection criteria is to use only regulation-compliant fuels. Concurrently, ONE employs Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) feedstock, which generates about 84% less well-to-wake CO2e emissions considering B100 compared to Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO).
  • UCOME is a second-generation biofuel made from used cooking oil which meets the EU RED definition of waste or residue. UCOME is a type of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME), which follows more stringent criteria.
  • The process and methodology are certified by a third-party verification body, ClassNK, a leading authority on the book-and-claim process for carbon emissions savings in the transportation sector (aviation and shipping).
  • Customers purchasing ONE LEAF+ will receive an annual certificate certifying the volume of their GHG savings (any additional requirements will be subject to negotiation).