Carbon footprint calculator

Carbon footprint calculator

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These are arithmetical, average CO2 emissions calculated for a standard container (TEU) on the basis of a wide variety of theoretical factors. However, in actual vessel operation the CO2 levels may diverge from the arithmetical values, for example due to meteorological conditions.

The figures shown above are based on full capacity utilization as measured in nominal capacity. You can apply an average utilization factor and an average distance factor in addition. CCWG recommends in this case a utilization factor of 70 % and a distance factor of 15 %. In order to apply an average utilization factor, divide the CO2 figure by 0.7. In order to apply a distance factor, multiply the CO2 figure by 1.15. This will give you a more realistic picture of the amount of CO2 emitted as, on a global average, ships do not sail fully laden and usually do not connect the ports chosen on a direct service.
No guarantee is given for the completeness or correctness of the calculations. Any liability for the factors applied and the correctness of the calculation method is excluded. You will appreciate that copyright constraints do not permit the integration (“framing”) of the Carbon footprint calculator in external websites.

Hamburg Süd’s Carbon footprint calculator gives you the freedom to calculate the carbon footprint of your liner service container (TEU) port-to-port – anytime, anywhere. The calculation is made according to the current methodology applied by the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and is based on the CO2 data of all owned container ships and all charter vessels deployed.

If you would like to calculate emissions caused by pre- and on-carriages, too, we are happy to assist you. For detailed advice please contact:

Dr. Frank Dubielzig
Environmental Officer

Mail: sustainability(at)