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Clean Cargo Working Group

A leading global carrier-shipper initiative dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting

Overview

Introduction

The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) is a business-to-business leadership initiative involving major brands, cargo carriers, and freight forwarders dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of global goods transportation and promoting responsible shipping. Today, CCWG tools represent the industry standard for measuring and reporting ocean carriers’ environmental performance on carbon dioxide emissions. 

Our Mission

We pursue this vision through four main workstreams, which make up CCWG’s mission:

  • Measuring, reporting, and evaluating performance data in marine container transport
  • Sharing best practices and member engagement
  • Supporting responsible corporate engagement on public policy
  • Catalyzing and partnering on projects that drive sustainability performance improvement

Our Focus

  • Help ocean freight carriers track and benchmark their performance and easily report to customers in a standard format
  • Allow shipping customers to review and compare carriers’ environmental performance when reporting and making informed buying decisions

How We Work

Full Group Bi-Annual Meetings

Typically, two full group in-person meetings are held each year. The meetings are an im- portant aspect of developing group cohesiveness and moving the group forward on key decision points, and are typically very well attended.

Work-Stream Activities

Work-stream meetings are facilitated by an assigned BSR lead and take place via webinar/conference call every +/- 6 weeks, according to tasks defined. In instances where it may be appropriate that work-stream teams meet in person, this may take place. 

Our Accomplishments

  • We provide reliable, year-on-year emissions-performance data from 23 of the world’s leading ocean carriers that represent approximately 85% of global ocean container capacity.
  • 95% of cargo transport buyers in CCWG use CCWG data and tools in procurement decisions and in supplier relationships with cargo carriers.
  • CCWG’s annual emissions factors report indicates carriers have reduced CO2 emissions per TEU-km by more than 8% from 2014 to 2015, and by 35% since 2009*.

* Changes in carrier representation or global trade conditions likely explain a portion of these results

Why Join?

Join CCWG members in creating and using the practical tools for measuring, evaluating, and reporting the environmental impacts of global goods transportation. These tools and the dialogue between members and key stakeholders help:

  1. Ocean freight carriers to track and benchmark their performance and easily report to customers in a standard format
  2. Cargo owners (shippers) review and compare carriers’ environmental performance when reporting and making informed buying decisions

Clean Cargo Working Group Companies

  • KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS
  • EcoTransIT World
  • EcoVadis
  • Kuhne Logistics University
  • Turnkey Solutions Ltd
  • PARTICIPANTS
  • Agility
  • AgroFair
  • APL
  • ARKAS Line
  • BDP International
  • BMW AG
  • CEVA Logistics
  • CMA CGM
  • COSCO SHIPPING
  • Crowley
  • DAMCO
  • DB Schenker
  • DHL
  • Electrolux AB
  • Evergreen Marine Corp Ltd.
  • Expeditors International
  • Expolanka Holdings PLC
  • GEODIS
  • Hamburg Sud
  • Hapag Lloyd
  • Heineken N.V.
  • Hermes Germany GmbH
  • HP Inc.
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine
  • ICL Europe NV
  • IKEA
  • JF Hillebrand
  • Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. "K-Line"
  • Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Matson
  • Maersk Line
  • MCC Transport Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • NYK Line
  • OOCL
  • Panalpina Management Ltd.
  • PVH Corp.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Tchibo GmBH
  • Unifeeder A/S
  • United Arab Shipping Company
  • Wan Hai Lines, Ltd.
  • Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.
  • ZIM Integrated Shipping Services

Our Insights

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Clean Cargo Working Group

Blog

Three Reasons Why Collaboration Is Key to Green Shipping

Through the Clean Cargo Working Group, which now represents 85 percent of ocean container shipping volume, we have seen the value to companies in addressing challenges collaboratively.

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Clean Cargo Working Group

Reports

Collaborative Progress: Clean Cargo Working Group 2016 Progress Report

The Clean Cargo Working Group reports on its 2016 activities and progress.

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Clean Cargo Working Group

Reports

Clean Cargo Working Group Carbon Emissions Accounting Methodology

This report details the Clean Cargo Working Group's accounting methodology for carbon dioxide emissions in the ocean shipping container industry.

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Clean Cargo Working Group

Reports

How to Calculate and Manage CO2 Emissions from Ocean Transport

BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group has developed tools and methods to calculate the CO2 footprint of a single shipment or an entire transportation company. In our new guide, we explain how to use this methodology.

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Meet the Team

Anna de Vries

Anna de Vries

Coordinator, Collaborative Initiatives

Copenhagen


Paris


Angie Farrag-Thibault

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Director, Collaborative Initiatives and Transport and Logistics

Paris


Dominic Kotas

Dominic Kotas

Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives

Paris


San Francisco


Talk to Us  
Contact the Clean Cargo Working Group team with any questions.