Clean Cargo Member Maersk Sets Ambitious Goal of Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

With the aim of accelerating the transition to carbon-neutral shipping, Maersk recently announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon-neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in innovation and adoption of new technology is required.

To date, Maersk has reduced its relative CO2 emissions by 46% (baseline 2007), around 9% above the industry average.

“The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed decarbonisation in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon neutral fuels and supply chains,” says Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer at A.P. Moller - Maersk.

“We applaud Maersk’s new goal that aligns with Clean Cargo’s new strategy,” says Nate Springer, Acting Director of Clean Cargo. “Clean Cargo will do everything it can to support Maersk, and any shipping company, that sets bold climate goals. We also believe that Maersk’s goal highlights the need innovation, investment, and scale of cleantech in shipping.”

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