Setting sail for a sustainable future – continuing the partnership with Boris Herrmann
- Kuehne+Nagel extends partnership with Team Malizia led by world-class skipper Boris Herrmann
- Continuation of the successful joint mission for a sustainable future for another five years
- Focus on visibility and reduction of CO2 emissions in shipping to protect the oceans
Building on their successful partnership, Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia and Kuehne+Nagel are embarking on a new five year engagement including The Ocean Race 2022/23 and the Vendée Globe 2024/25. Herrmann’s athletic performance culminated in a fifth place in this year’s Vendée Globe and created strong enthusiasm and media impact in Germany, France and many other countries around the globe.
The partnership will continue to focus on ocean science and education as well as joint key actions to enable CO2 visibility and CO2 reduction. The promotion of new fuels based on renewable energies complements the common agenda. The mission of Team Malizia is to promote ocean science and environmental education around the world whilst organising touch points and events along race stopovers for businesses to exchange on sustainability initiatives and creating opportunities to interact with local schools, scientists and the general public.
Next to Kuehne+Nagel, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Zurich Group Germany, Yacht Club de Monaco and others will join the common race for the future in support of the activities of Team Malizia. All partners unite behind a shared mission to support the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs) and Team Malizia’s “A Race We Must Win” movement which is about increasing ambition around climate action (SDG 13) as one of the most pressing challenges of our time.
“We are all together in one boat in a race against time to find solutions for the climate crisis. Therefore, we want to highlight some of the industry solutions our partners work on, to help inspire a common vision and advocate for ever more ambitious action. The partnership with Kuehne+Nagel is about being an emotional example and ambassadors who can report authentically, since Kuehne+Nagel’s Seaexplorer visualises the carbon emissions of sea freight vessels worldwide and thus enables its customers to choose the service with the lowest CO2 emissions,” explains Boris Herrmann.
Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Sea Logistics, says: “It is a scientifically proven fact that ocean health is ultimately important for human well-being. As part of our corporate identity, Kuehne+Nagel strives for a sustainable future. Environmental protection through CO2 transparency and reduction is one of our company’s major Net Zero Carbon goals. We are excited to continue this journey with Team Malizia to raise awareness and drive a sustainable future.”
About Kuehne+Nagel Net Zero Carbon Programme
With the Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne+Nagel actively contributes to the reduction of CO2 in transport and logistics worldwide. In addition to being CO2 neutral for all own emissions (scope 1-2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – GHG) since the end of 2020, the company has also decided to proactively address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by its suppliers, targeting comprehensive CO2 neutralisation (Scope 3 GHG) by 2030.
With over 78,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.