ZIM has officially joined The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), a global shipping industry initiative dedicated to improving the environmental performance of marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting. The Clean Cargo Working Group works to set industry standards and guidelines for carriers and customers. Today, CCWG tools represent the industry standard for measuring and reporting ocean carriers’ environmental performance on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions.

ZIM has maintained high industry standards with regard to CO2 emissions as well as other issues related to sustainability and the environment, and mentions that its performance data in certain aspects is above and beyond the officially required standards as determined by international treaties. For example, the fuel used in vessels operated by ZIM has complied since 2011 with the sulfur levels which will become mandatory requirements in 2014.

ZIM is confident that its fleet-wide CO2 emissions performance has confirmed the company’s efforts, and joining CCWG will allow for better monitoring and transparency. Upon joining CCWG, ZIM acknowledges its commitment to the environment and its long-standing policy of responsible protection of the seas and the planet.

CCWG has approximately 30 members, including the largest ocean carriers, such as Maersk, MOL, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg Sud, CMA-CGM and ZIM, global logistics companies such as Kuehne+Nagel, DB Schenker and DHL, as well as global retailers such as Walmart.