The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has selected this phrase for the 2020 agenda. With an eye on the sustainable development goals for 2030, Navlandis is already doing its contribution to reducing costs and increasing the sustainability in the transport sector, either through the reduction of CO2 emissions, or through the management of container storage space.
The transport sector is one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Therefore, decisive actions are expected in terms of adaptation to the strategic guidelines derived from the recommendations adopted at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
Over the next few years, growth in trade and transport is forecasted. However, the actions to be implemented to mitigate both the high consumption of fossil fuels and the emission of CO2 derived from these activities must begin to be effective and allow these emissions to be reduced.
Most of the maritime traffic takes place in the northern hemisphere (80%); and within it, in the Atlantic (32%), the Pacific (29%) and the Indian (14%) Oceans, and in the Mediterranean Sea (5%), coinciding with the location of the most developed areas of the planet.
Ships transport around 90% of world trade merchandise, and account for 2.2% of CO2 emissions. In absolute figures, there are around 866 million tons of CO2 per year, emitted mainly by vessels flying the flag of the European Union.
Recently, Navlandis has entered the European programs for the development of sustainable maritime transport, because its innovative Zbox container can reduce trips with empty containers and the space used for their storage by a fifth. Due to its ability to fold, Zbox allows five containers to occupy the space of a single container, with ISO 1496 and CSC certifications, which allow it to operate safely on sea routes.