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Ikea: Shipping plays a vital role in reaching climate neutrality in 2030

As one of the major US importers, Ikea shares part of the responsibility for carbons emissions from the container fleet, as established by a recent report. Sea freight is important for our carbon plans, Ikea tells ShippingWatch.

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As with Walmart, Amazon, Nike and Samsung, Ikea shares part of the responsibility for the carbon emissions in shipping, since a large share of these companies' imports to the US are shipped on container ships sailing on traditional heavy fuel.

Such was the conclusion in a recent report titled Shady Ships, which was drawn up by NGOs Pacific Environment and Stand.Earth, serving as an indirect appeal to retailers, among the world's largest shipping customers, to step up their game and reduce their carbon emissions.

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