TRELLEBORG, Sweden—About 90 percent of global trade occurs by sea, and international shipping accounts for about three percent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions, according to Trelleborg A.B.
As such, Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure is further defining its role in overall sustainability efforts with "Sustainability by Design," a multi-pronged approach that is informed by the United Nations' 17 "Sustainable Development Goals."
"Climate change is a clear threat to the world," said Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure. "Scientists tell us that we will face its devastating impact if nothing is done to limit temperature increase to 1.5-degrees Celsius by 2050.
"With increasing stakeholder expectations and regulations, such as the International Maritime Organization Greenhouse Gas Strategy 2050, the maritime industry finds itself at a pivotal point in the debate around sustainability."
The 17 climate goals defined by the U.N. concern consumption and production; affordable and clean energy; innovation and infrastructure; and sustainable cities and communities, among many others.
Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure cited its AutoMoor and DynaMoor systems, port mooring solutions that enhance efficiency in overall port operations by optimizing berth space. This, in turn, reduces a port's carbon footprint.