The Ocean Cleanup and Maersk extend their relationship for three more years
Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch environmental body, and A.P. Moller-Maersk continued their relationship for an additional three years.
The goal of the organization is to develop new technology to get rid of plastic from the world's oceans. They plan to handle the flood through rivers and clean up what has already accumulated in the ocean in order to achieve this objective. By 2040, the ultimate aim is to achieve a 90 percent reduction in floating ocean plastic.
In addition to support for vessel operations and offshore project management from Maersk Supply Service, Maersk will also support The Ocean Cleanup with end-to-end logistics handling services ranging from global shipping from various locations to airfreight, container & special transport, customs clearance and warehouse and storage management.
Maersk will also support The Ocean Cleanup in deploying scientific sensor technologies onboard Maersk's own fleet to map plastic floating in the oceans as part of the cooperation agreement and help the organization to better recognize the severity of the issue they are working to solve.
“Maersk’s support over the last three years has been invaluable to furthering our mission. We are grateful to not only renew this partnership, but to strengthen it with their end-to-end logistics service. This contribution to our mission will not only help us clean more plastic from the ocean, but it will help us to effectively deploy more Interceptors river cleaning systems, and develop our next products made of certified plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” stated Lonneke Holierhoek, Director of Science & Operations at The Ocean Cleanup.
The aim is to assist The Ocean Cleanup in mapping hazardous plastic concentrations in the waters of the world to better concentrate the efforts of The Ocean Cleanup.
The Ocean Cleanup is now working to establish System 002 with the first deployment mission of a system to catch and collect plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch officially over.
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