How to Calculate and Manage CO2 Emissions from Ocean Transport

Companies seeking to measure and reduce their supply chain emissions face a complex task in gathering comparable data and verifying its quality. The Clean Cargo methodology was developed to balance technical accuracy with practical application. Transportation procurement managers use these tools as a factor in supplier selection and to quantify and drive improvements for this important category in corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets. Specifically, they can:

  • Calculate a CO2 footprint

  • Assess supplier environmental performance

  • Select suppliers using sustainability criteria

In this guide, we explore each of these approaches to calculate and manage CO2 emissions from ocean container transport.