28 Feb '17, 11am

Moving beer by ship, not road, saves 14% of CO2, says Heineken

Moving beer by ship, not road, saves 14% of CO2, says Heineken

The carbon footprint of the shipping industry has long been a cause for concern. So I was interested to receive an email from Heineken claiming significant reductions in CO2 emissions as a direct result of shifting its freight operations between Mexico and USA from road to the open seas. Here's the scoop from their pitch: HUSA has reduced CO2 emissions by 14% as a result of exporting its Mexican beers (including Tecate and Dos Equis) to the USA by water instead of land. As background, HUSA first began to pilot three sea-based distribution routes two years ago, shipping its Mexican beers from Laredo, Mexico to Miami, Savannah and New York. These initial pilots were so successful that HUSA expanded the program to Houston (2015) and Chicago (2016). In addition to saving 13,228 tons of CO2 per year, HUSA has reduced damage to packaging and goods, saved money, and seen other se...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/moving...

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