We have set a goal for our marine operations to be net carbon neutral in 2050. To reach this goal, we have set a roadmap of 60% relative GHG emission reductions in 2030 and net carbon neutral operations in 2050. We are well underway with 46% relative emission reductions since 2008. 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.
Maersk is pioneering carbon neutral ocean shipping with an investment of 1.4bn USD in 8 large container vessels that can be operated carbon neutrally. The ships will be delivered from Q1 2024. Fueled by carbon neutral green methanol they will replace older, less efficient ships to eliminate annual GHG emissions of around 1 million tonnes from the Maersk fleet. Going forward, all new container vessel orders for Maersk’s owned vessel fleet will have a carbon neutral fuel option.