ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has chosen ZeroNorth, a global shipping digital data firm, to help accelerate the company’s decarbonization efforts. ZeroNorth will provide data-driven optimization services to improve vessel performance and reduce fuel consumption across LDC’s chartered fleet of about 200 vessels.

The ZeroNorth platform converts data into tangible actions, interconnecting millions of data points into a single source. The platform will provide LDC with data-driven recommendations on optimal routing based on specific voyage, vessel, bunker and emissions optimization objectives. LDC will also benefit from further insights into its fleet, with a real-time view of the status of all vessels and suggested actions to be taken to improve performance. 

“As a responsible freight operator, we are committed to operating our vessels in the most fuel-efficient way, to reduce shipping emissions as part of the Group’s overall decarbonization journey,” said Sébastien Landerretche, global head of freight, LDC. “With a clear vision for their solution and strong subject matter expertise, we see ZeroNorth as a key partner paving the way for further actions, such as investment in Energy Saving Devices and adoption of alternative fuels, which are core to the Group’s strategy to help deliver a more sustainable maritime sector.”

In its 2022 Sustainability Report, LDC outlined environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress, including in specific supply chains, and highlighting key strides in the company’s journey to reduce its environmental footprint, through action to help shape a more sustainable food and agricultural system and contribute to global climate goals. 

As part of LDC’s 2022 financial report, the company also announced a 33.6% reduction target for its Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared with a baseline year of 2022.

“We’re proud to be working with a sustainability-driven organisation like LDC and are looking forward to helping them achieve their ambitious decarbonization goals," said Soren Meyer, chief executive officer at ZeroNorth. "In an increasingly complex industry with tightening environmental regulations, it’s important that we all choose pioneering partners that can lead the way and raise the ambition for the entire industry."