K Line CO2 Reduction Targets Certified as "Scientifically Consistent" with Paris Agreement

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Tuesday February 14, 2017

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) today announced that its CO2 reduction targets have been approved as "scientifically consistent" with the 2℃ goal set by the COP 21 Paris Agreement.

As a result, K Line says it has obtained certification from Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), and has set its interim target to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 percent for 2019.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, K Line had set environmental goals for 2050 in March 2015, which included cutting CO2 emissions per freight-tonne mile in half compared to 2011 levels, and ultimately working towards a goal of zero emissions.

"As a world–leading marine transport operator, K Line continues to aim at providing more environmentally-friendly and efficient transportation services for more people all over the world and is making every effort to improve its corporate value," said the company.

In June, K Line said was working with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd Group (KHI) on the development of K-IMS, an integrated vessel operation and performance management system that is intended to support "environmental preservation" and lower the company's bunker bills.