New signatory to the Sea Car Charter

Wilmar International has become the latest signatory to the Sea Cargo Charter.

The agriculture company is the seventh Singapore-headquartered company to sign up to the global framework, which sees signatories commit to benchmarking and publicly reporting how their chartering activities align with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambition for GHG emissions from international shipping to peak as soon as possible and to reduce annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

‘We take a holistic approach towards reducing our energy consumption, which is a key sustainability priority for Wilmar. It is therefore pivotal that we ensure our continued transparency to our stakeholders when reporting CO2 emissions data for our sea transportation,’ said Kenny Beh, Wilmar Head of Shipping.

‘We further demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, particularly in promoting international shipping decarbonisation, by aligning our targets to the assessment of the Sea Cargo Charter.’

Johannah Christensen, Chief Executive Officer at the Global Maritime Forum, added: ‘We are delighted to welcome Wilmar to the Sea Cargo Charter. To successfully tackle shipping decarbonization, the geographical diversity of those involved in the effort is key. We encourage other charterers and operators from across the globe to join the Sea Cargo Charter.’

As previously reported, the first Sea Cargo Charter Annual Disclosure Report, revealing Signatories’ climate alignment scores, was published in June 2022.

To date, signatories to the Sea Cargo Charter include: ADM, AMAGGI, Anglo American, Bunge, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Chevron, COFCO International, Copenhagen Commercial Platform (CCP), Diamond Bulk Carriers, Dow, Eagle Bulk, Enviva, Equinor, Global Chartering, Golden-Agri Maritime, Gunvor Group, Holcim Trading, K+S Minerals and Agriculture, Klaveness Combination Carriers, Louis Dreyfus Company, Maersk Tankers, Navig8, Norden, Nova Marine Carriers, NYK Bulkship (Atlantic), Rubis Energie, Shell, Signal Maritime Services, Tata Steel, Torvald Klaveness, TotalEnergies, Trafigura, Viterra Chartering, and Wilmar International.

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Rhys Berry