Maersk Line reaches 2020 CO2 target of 25% reduction; now targeting 40% reduction by 2020
25 January 2013
Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, has reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels.
The CO2 emissions of Maersk Line are measured in accordance with the methodology developed by the Clean Cargo Working Group (grams of CO2 per container carried 1 kilometer). The data is independently verified by Lloyd’s Register.
We are proud to hit this mark 8 years ahead of schedule. It is confirmation we’re on the right track. And to keep that momentum we’re raising the target to a 40% reduction in CO2 by 2020.—Morten Engelstoft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line
Engelstoft said that the shipper reached the target largely from a combination of operational efficiency, network and voyage optimisation, slow steaming and technical innovation. The line will see the arrival this year and next of the Triple-E vessels—the largest and most energy efficient ships on the water. (Earlier post.)
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