German digital shipping venture capital firm Flagship Founders, which has backing from Auerbach Schiffahrt, has unveiled its third start-up, zero44, a company that aims to help users plan CO2 emission reductions ahead of voyages.

Zero44 said it aims to develop products that provide “a customised digital solution [that] offers shipping companies a comprehensive, daily overview of their own carbon footprint”.

The company is expanding its team and building customer relations ahead of the launch of software in testing mode this summer and released to the market later in 2022.