6.1 Fjordfrende

Alongside making energy consumption savings on site, we are also focused on reducing the environmental impact of our logistics operations. In 2019, Skretting partnered with Cargill in a new initiative to transport the two companies’ Norwegian feed products on the same vessels instead of separately. 

 

As well as decreasing shipping traffic and costs, this move has cut the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation of fish feed by one-fifth.

‘We have named the collaboration “Fjordfrende”, which in English means fjord friend, because it is about working together for fjord friendly transport,’ commented Fredrik Witte, Managing Director, Cargill Aqua Nutrition, North Sea.

The two companies believe that over time, the collaboration will create greater efficiencies in transportation and increase the service levels for Norwegian salmon farmers.

The greenhouse gas reduction delivered by the partnership is equal to 7,500 cars, or 15-20 million kg of CO2 per year.

‘With this cooperation we will increase the utilisation rate of our fleets and significantly reduce our environmental footprint,’ added Witte.

‘We are creating an efficient system by optimising capacity over time, giving aquaculture a better distribution model. Load capacity will be better utilised, there will be shorter sailing distances and investment opportunities will increase,’ said Erlend Sødal, former Managing Director of Skretting Norway.

In future, investments in new feed vessels will contribute to a better adapted and multifunctional feed fleet, while the emissions of greenhouse gases will be reduced. One fleet serving both parties will not only maintain today’s level of service, but also form a better basis for innovation and development.

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