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Emissions: -40% by 2030

BHP declares war on pollution

by Port News Editorial Staff

Horizon 2030. The Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its ships by 40%.

Their objective was announced a few days ago, during the presentation of the latest report on the initiatives launched by the multinational company in the fight against environmental pollution.

Last winter, BHP also launched an ambitious five-year investment program, to the tune of $400 million, to define its path towards the goal of zero net emissions to be met by 2050.

The company’s commitment to greater environmental sustainability for the sector is also confirmed by their recent signing of the world’s first charter contract for five newcastlemax 209,000 dwt bulk carriers running on LNG.

The vessels are set to be delivered in 2022. They will transport iron ore between Western Australia and China, guaranteeing a reduction in emissions of over 34% compared to the standards of traditional ships.

Translation by Giles Foster

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