CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Kuehne+Nagel have come together to raise awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020.

The partners are supporting the team under the motto of “A Race We Must Win”, carrying a strong environmental message. They are working for a sustainable future and contributing to ocean health by focusing on CO2 reduction and transparency, science and education.

Team Malizia was founded in 2016 with the aim to perform at the highest level in the Vendee Globe 2020, a solo race around the world that started on 8 November, 2020. Besides the sporting ambition, the team has a strong message around climate change and ocean protection geared toward educating kids around the world about what is happening in our oceans.


The team has partnerships with leading scientific bodies in order to advance research on ocean CO2 and skipper Boris Herrmann carries an onboard ocean laboratory to measure valuable ocean data during all races.

Otto Schacht, member of the management board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for sea freight, said, “It is a scientifically proven fact that ocean health is ultimately important for human well-being.

“As we are all renowned organisations in our respective fields of activity, we want to join forces to achieve an even stronger and broader impact on society. Environmental protection through CO2 transparency and reduction is one of our company’s major sustainability goals.”