Apple releases “Mother Nature” ad, touts maritime shipping
September 21, 2023 — Apple released a “Mother Nature” ad touting its 2020 promise to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero by 2030. The ad shows the Apple environmental team giving Mother Nature a status report. In one moment, an Apple team member says, “I’m proud to report that we’re shipping more products by ocean rather than air, which reduces transportation emissions by 95%.”
Amazon, IKEA and other major brands invite bids for zero-emission shipping
September 13, 2023 — An alliance of freight buyers that includes e-commerce giant Amazon and the world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA has invited shipping lines to place their bids to move 600,000 containers over a three-year period on ships that offer a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels on a lifecycle basis.