The BICEPS Network is a network of global shippers/cargo owners joining forces to accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping sector.
We are using the power of demand via our global procurement processes to stimulate and reward the ocean carriers to take action in the implementation of sustainability solutions.
Why BICEPS Network?
To drive a faster sustainable change in the shipping sector shippers can leverage their power to stimulate ocean carriers to improve their sustainable performances.
The BICEPS network achieves this by being a constructive actor in the dialogue with all relevant actors in discussing how adoption of decarbonizing solutions for shipping can be accelerated.
Why focus on decarbonization of shipping by shippers?
The shipping sector has a major negative impact on climate change, however no sector wide tangible efforts have been made to improve that. Good initiatives and pilots of (technical) solutions are taken but a comprehensive and structural implementation for the whole shipping sector is lacking.
Who are participating in the network?
The member companies in the Network are represented by their global supply chain or ocean freight procurement managers. The trend of sustainability is moving towards improving sustainability in the whole value chain instead of improving only elements of the value chain. In most of the BICEPS companies’ sustainability is one of the core values.
The companies have a progressive strategy and commitment on reducing GHG emission in their operations and in their whole supply chain, in which is also included their ocean freight logistics.
Via the BICEPS Network the global supply chain managers are working together on stimulating greener ocean shipping lanes.