Trafigura has thrown its weight behind the industry drive to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by adding a fuel-efficiency clause to charter terms and supporting slow-steaming.

As discussions over GHG-reduction strategies begin to enter a more advanced phase at the IMO, the Switzerland-based trading and chartering giant hopes those initiatives can help improve logistics efficiency and optimise fleet operation, eventually leading to lower emissions.

Recording and reducing our GHG emissions from shipping is of growing importance for Trafigura

Rasmus Bach Nielsen

“Recording and reducing our GHG emissions from shipping is of growing importance for Trafigura,” Rasmus Bach Nielsen, the company’s head of wet freight shipping, told TradeWinds.