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 ambitious milestone targets for 2030, including:
• a 50% reduction in emissions in the Maersk Ocean fleet, and minimum 25% of Ocean cargo transported with green fuels
• 90% of logistics facilities on green operations with 20% of landside customer cargo moved on low emissions technology, and 30% of Maersk airfreight cargo transported on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
• a 70% reduction in absolute emissions from fully controlled terminals.

To reach net-zero emissions in 2040, we need to accelerate the transition to alternative and sustainable marine fuels, as well as continue to develop energy efficiency measures and leading green product offerings across the supply chain.

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 25 container vessels that can operate on sustainable fuel, green methanol.

The first of these vessels, a feeder with the capacity of 1900 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) is already in operation since July 2023.

The 24 larger container ships, with capacities ranging from 9.000 and 17.000 TEU will be delivered starting in 2024 and will replace older, less efficient vessels to eliminate annual greenhouse emissions of around 2.7 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.