Cargotec and SSAB have partnered to work on the introduction of fossil-free steel to the cargo industry.
The partnership represents a step towards more sustainable logistics practices in the steel handling supply chain, and a ‘fossil-free’ product offering.
Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec said:“ I am proud that we are paving the way in the cargo handling industry through commitment to using fossil-free steel and have this unique opportunity to work with a forerunner in fossil-free steel development. This is an important step towards our vision of becoming a leader in sustainable cargo flow.”
Steel and steel components are the main contributors for CO2 emissions at Cargotec’s scope 3 supply chain upstream emissions. The total CO2 footprint comprises upstream emissions, which account for more than a third of Cargotec’s total emissions, emissions from own operations (scope 1 and 2), and emissions from the use-phase of the products (scope 3 downstream).
‘Fossil-free’ steel has lower environmental impact and therefore, contributes towards a lower carbon . It has been estimated that steel demand will increase in the future and hence, meeting this demand requires development and usage of fossil-free steel alternatives.