Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
Maersk has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 but says an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required to meet this goal.
Søren Toft, chief operating officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “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.”
Maersk believes that research and development is key to take the industry away from today’s fossil based technology and develop commercially available carbon neutral vessels by 2030 The shipping liner hopes to generate a pull towards researchers, technology developers, investors, cargo owners and legislators that will activate strong industry involvement, co-development, and sponsorship of sustainable solutions that are not yet available in the maritime industry.
The company is now calling for innovative developments in new technologies to further drive emissions reductions, including in marine batteries to develop charging points and longer sailing times.