China Navigation Co (CNCo) has delivered a unique cargo of sugar as part of what is being described as the world’s first fully sustainable, end-to-end sugar trades.

This is the first time sugar produced under the VIVE sustainability programme has been carried by a shipping company verified by the project and delivered to a VIVE-verified end user, according to Swire Bulk general manager Rob Aarvold.

The dry bulk arm of CNCo shipped 50,000 metric tonnes of raw sugar from Paranagua Port in Brazil to Port Klang in Malaysia, where it was delivered to Central Sugars Refinery, which is processing it for Fraser & Neave.