In today's rapidly advanced world, logistics and shipping have become essential for global trade. However, the environmental impact of this industry cannot be ignored. The emission of carbon during shipping operations significantly contributes to the overall carbon footprint, spewing out between 2% to 3% of worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG), ultimately affecting the Earth's climate balance.
Recognizing the urgency to address this issue, Meratus Group, a leading shipping company in Indonesia, has taken a significant step towards sustainability. In collaboration with Jejakin, they launched the Meratus Earth Squad program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to support Indonesia's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) goal of reducing carbon emissions while raising the industry's standard for mitigating climate change.
In February, the Meratus Group joined forces with Jejakin to officially launch the Meratus Earth Squad program. The event witnessed the presence of the two collaborating companies’ leaders, including Arfan Arlanda, our CEO and Founder of Jejakin; Ahmad Mimbar, Operational Director of PT IPC Terminal Petikemas; Slamet Raharjo, Main Director of PT Meratus Line; and Alex Hadinoto, Chief Commercial Officer of PT Meratus Line. This collective effort reflects the determination of these organizations to address the urgent need for sustainable practices within the shipping industry.
The core objective of the Meratus Earth Squad program is to provide customers with valuable cargo emission data that can be utilized for vital environmental projects, particularly mangrove planting. Mangroves are known for their exceptional ability to absorb carbon dioxide and play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. By offering data related to cargo emissions, Meratus Group and Jejakin aim to contribute to the restoration and preservation of these vital ecosystems.
Customers participating in the program will have access to accurate and reliable emission data associated with their shipments. This data will enable them to calculate the carbon footprint of their logistical operations more precisely. Furthermore, it will empower them to make informed decisions regarding their environmental impact and take appropriate measures to offset their emissions.
The Meratus Earth Squad program goes beyond mere data provision; it emphasizes long-term commitment by allowing customers to monitor the progress of their mangrove planting projects for up to three years. This transparency ensures that the initiative delivers tangible and measurable results in line with the program's environmental goals.
The partnership between Meratus Group and Jejakin marks a significant milestone in the shipping industry's journey towards sustainable practices. By spearheading the Meratus Earth Squad program, we aim to set a new benchmark for the sector, inspiring other shipping companies to follow suit. The initiative serves as a shining example of how collaboration between industry leaders and environmental organizations can yield positive outcomes for the planet.
Through the program, Meratus Group and Jejakin hope to not only reduce the environmental impact of their own operations but also raise awareness about the importance of sustainable shipping practices. By involving customers in the process and providing them with the tools to measure and offset their carbon emissions, they are actively engaging stakeholders in the fight against climate change.
Jejakin is a climate tech company that focuses on creating solutions to mitigate climate change. Utilizing AI and IoT as the foundation of our technology, Jejakin aims to establish a circular economy through our platform, accelerating our clients' journey towards achieving net-zero emissions.