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21 October 2021

The shippers' coalition commits itself to a decarbonised maritime transport

To accelerate the deployment of low-carbon shipping solutions FRANCE SUPPLY CHAIN and AUTF launch a call to the shippers' coalition

Faced with constant environmental challenges, companies are thinking about solutions for logistics that have a lower impact on the environment. However, one subject remains complex: the decarbonisation of maritime transport.

Although innovative solutions, such as biofuels, can currently be deployed, they do not seem to be sustainable in the long term because of the scarcity of energy sources used and the lack of energy sobriety which we absolutely need at global level. Yet maritime transport is a vital part of the functioning of our economy, which is more than ever based on international trade. 

With this in mind, FRANCE SUPPLY CHAIN and its Supply Chain4Good Lab, in partnership with the Association des Utilisateurs de Transport de Fret (AUTF), are mobilising to take their approach towards low-carbon maritime transport astep further.

They call for the mobilisation of international shippers, who are at the heart of the virtuous circle of this transition, to join the coalition and become actors of a responsible maritime fleet.

A first solution with a predominantly vegetable drive

FRANCE SUPPLY CHAIN and the AUTF are already initiating the first concrete actions, with the aim of reaching an industrial scale.  

A group already made up of 11 shippers, and set to grow, is committed to loading a series of mostly wind-powered container ships from 2024 onwards, for one or more weekly transatlantic routes between Europe and North America.

Already supported by the Maritime Community, they will launch a call for tenders at the beginning of 2022, the closing date of which is planned for mid-2022, in order to give their action the scope to meet the environmental challenges.

At a time when the world must reinvent itself in the face of major environmental challenges, the Supply Chain, the true nervous system of the economy, is once again proving that it is one of the keys to renewal.

About France Supply Chain

In an increasingly complex world, making the Supply Chain a lever for a more sustainable world is an essential challenge for all companies. This is why France Supply Chain brings relevant solutions to all Supply Chain actors, thanks to its network of 450 affiliated companies and an approach based on collective intelligence.

About the Association of Freight Transport Users (AUTF)

AUTF is a professional association of shippers, representing industrial and commercial companies in their role as transport contractors. Multi-sectoral and resolutely multimodal, AUTF's action is part of a global approach to improving the economic and environmental performance of transport chains in order to improve the competitiveness of companies and the attractiveness of the territory.

Press Contact: CLC Communications

Gilles Senneville and Laurence Bachelot

01 42 93 04 04 

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