Press Release: 3PL provider Best Global Logistics and 4PL provider Marinetrans partners with environmental NGO Justdiggit​

Maritime logistics providers Marinetrans and Best Global Logistics have sealed a deal with Justdiggit, the non-profit ‘regreening’ NGO with offices in Amsterdam (NL), Nairobi (Kenia) and Arusha (Tanzania). The sister companies state that this collaboration is a good way to turn their recently formulated ‘Going Green’ mission into practical results.


Carbon monitoring tool

According to Marinetrans, monitoring customer’s carbon emissions is the start of a more sustainable future, both in an environmental/social sense and an economic/business sense. Therefore, Marinetrans has developed an accurate monitoring tool to calculate CO2 emission associated with sea freight, road transport and air freight, and a carbon reporting service for shipowners, offshore operators, and ship management companies. Marinetrans and Justdiggit will work together to offset carbon emissions, aiming to make a positive social and environmental impact.

Nature-based solutions

Justdiggit is a non-profit organisation dedicated to landscape restoration programs enabling vegetation to grow (back) sustainably and flourish in the drylands of Africa. According to The Nature Conservancy, it says on Justdiggit’s website, 37% of the climate problem can be solved by applying nature-based solutions. So far, the organisation has restored 300,000 hectares and brought back 9+ million trees, working with local famers and supported by international businesses to fulfil their mission of re-greening Africa over the next 10 years to help cool down the planet.

Steven Forsberg, Managing Director of Marinetrans Group, says: ‘’We are excited to partner with Justdiggit, who are dedicated to mitigating climate change through a systematic and practical approach; something we can relate to in our organisation. The same goes for realising that connecting with your stakeholders is key to getting results, both in decarbonisation and in door-to-deck logistics. It’s also appealing that Justdiggit deploys proven regreening techniques, such as harvesting rainwater in bunds, tree restoration projects and developing grass seed banks in Africa’s dry areas. At Marinetrans we see the necessity of acting sustainably – and so do more and more of our clients. With Justdiggit at our side, we can make a step in the right direction and offer the benefits to our clients in the shipping industry as well.’’

Carbon Offset Program

As a 4PL provider, Marinetrans already aims to make global transport movements as efficient as possible. With the launch of their customer Carbon Offset Program the goal of providing the most sustainable transport has been added to the mix. To make this practical, Marinetrans and its 3PL partner BGL have formulated a Going Green mission, an umbrella statement to set an industry example and serve as a jumping platform for the companies’ current and future solutions to make global, time-critical logistics more sustainable. It also opens up the possibility for clients and suppliers to join and further develop their own sustainability goals, using Marinetrans’ toolbox.

With the new Carbon Offset Program, Marinetrans will be able to offset all direct CO2 emissions on behalf of the participating clients in the next years when handling their logistics and freight services. When delivering ship spares from door to deck Marinetrans offsets their own emissions too.

Carbon Offset Program – More info about Marinetrans’ sustainability activities and involvement with the UN’s SDG’s can be found here:

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About Marinetrans

Marinetrans is a Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) provider, supplying vessels with ship spares and marine equipment from door to deck, handling all logistics, paperwork and problem solving involved in the process. In addition, the company offers IT solutions and helps customers to actively reduce their environmental impact. Approx. 190 employees work across 10 branch offices in Norway (HQ), the Netherlands, USA, UAE, Singapore, India, Germany, Greece, Korea and Japan.

About Best Global Logistics (BGL)

Third Party Logistics (3PL) company BGL specialises in integrated operations of warehousing and transportation services that are complex and time-critical. Their mission is to provide peace of mind to customers through complete and reliable solutions at competitive prices without compromising on quality. Approx. 240 employees work across 8 branch offices in the Netherlands (HQ), Norway, UAE the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and China.

About Justdiggit

Justdiggit is an established NGO with 10+ years of experience in transforming dry land into green land by inspiring and activating farmers in Africa – positively impacting climate, nature and people. Degraded landscapes are restored by combining traditional techniques with new technology, data and a strong communication approach. So far, Justdiggit has restored 300,000 hectares of degraded land and regenerated more than 10 million trees. Vegetation decreases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, by mean of biologic sequestration, ultimately leading to the mitigation of global warming. For Justdiggit this is just the start: they are on a mission to regreen Africa by 2030, effectively cooling down our planet together with millions of farmers and with companies. Dig in!