We have set a goal for our entire business footprint across all emission scopes to achieve net-zero emissions in 2040. To reach this goal and to ensure significant progress in this decade, we have set a range of milestone targets for 2030. These include a 50% reduction in emissions per transported container in the Maersk Ocean fleet, a 70% reduction in absolute emissions from fully controlled terminals and a range of industry leading green product offerings across the supply chain. We will continue to work intensely on energy efficiency measures but to reach net-zero emissions in 2050, we need to transition to alternative and sustainable marine fuels as soon as possible.

Maersk is also a partner in the “Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping”, which is an independent and non-profit research facility with a mission to decarbonise global shipping. The Center is made possible by a donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation.

Lighthouse initiative

Maersk is pioneering climate neutral ocean shipping with an investment in 12 large container vessels that can be operated on sustainable green fuel. The ships will be delivered from Q1 2024. Fueled by climate neutral green methanol they will replace older, less efficient ships to eliminate annual GHG emissions of around 1.5 million tonnes from the Maersk fleet. Going forward, all new container vessel orders for Maersk’s owned vessel fleet will have a climate neutral fuel option.