Carbon Emissions Index of container ships launched

Xeneta and Marine Benchmark have launched a new Carbon Emissions Index (CEI) for the container shipping market, a service that tracks and compares the carbon emissions of ocean carriers across 13 global trade lanes.

The data is based on vessel information from a carrier’s actual sailings, sourced through AIS tracking by Marine Benchmark, and includes changes in speed, cargo load, time steaming and time spent at anchorage.

“Transparency is the key to unlocking enhanced value, business performance and trust in the ocean freight segment – and environmental standards are a key part of that,” said Xeneta CEO and Co-founder Patrik Berglund.

“This unique data set supports what Xeneta has already achieved in the rates arena; shining a spotlight of truth on carrier carbon emissions and assisting our customers as they push towards more sustainable freight buying and selling processes.” 

The CEI by Xeneta and Marine Benchmark will be made available within the Xeneta platform.

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