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Maersk unveils its plans on decarbonization

Maersk unveils its plans on decarbonization

Danish shipping container and logistics big A. P. Moller Maersk is creating a dedicated team to speed up the decarbonization efforts of the group.


Morten Bo Christiansen was named head of the company's decarbonization unit.

As Christiansen explained, the team will concentrate on accelerating the decarbonization of the company's own activities, but also of the clients of the company's supply chain. The move is in line with the goal of the company to become carbon neutral by 2050.

For consumers who are pushing for the supply chain to cut their CO2 emissions and become more environmentally friendly, decarbonization is becoming ever more essential.

Christiansen added that the business has discovered that the approach to being net zero is no longer a 'moonshot' but a possible task, which will take a lot of work and effort.

Maersk's two strategic CO2 emission goals are to reach net-zero CO2 emissions from its own activities by 2050, including commercially viable net-zero water vessels by 2030, and a 60% relative reduction in CO2 emissions compared to 2008 levels by 2030.

In line with those efforts, Maersk teamed up with ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK and Siemens Energy in June 2020 to set up the Zero Carbon Shipping Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center.

The aim of the center will be on developing new forms of fuel and technologies with the goal of achieving the IMO 2050 target and ultimately completely decarbonizing operations.

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