Shippers to put pressure on carriers through reliability

Five of the world's biggest shippers, including brewer InBev, have initiated the establishment of a network in which shippers will work together to put further pressure on carriers' schedule reliability.

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A group of five major shippers consisting of paint giant AkzoNobel, brewer InBev, life-science company DSM, dairy group FrieslandCampina and chemical company Huntsman will not put pressure on the carriers to make them more sustainable. Specifically, this means that the shippers will, for instance, select carriers for their goods according to whether they sail environmentally sound.

The network initiative goes by the name BICEPS: Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power of Shippers, reports Port of Rotterdam in a statement on its website.

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