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Maersk to deploy world’s first carbon neutral shipping liner in 2023

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipment carrier has announced that they will be deploying their first carbon-neutral shipping liner that incorporates e-methanol or bio-methanol as fuel in 2023, 7 years ahead of schedule.

According to a press release, the developments of new technology have allowed them to deploy an ethanol-powered liner long before they thought possible, thereby replacing the original target of 2030 with a goal for a 60% reduction in shipping CO2.

Søren Skou, CEO at Maersk said in a press release, “Maersk’s ambition is to lead the way in decarbonizing global logistics, our customers expect us to help them decarbonize their global supply chains, and we are embracing the challenge, working on solving the practical, technical and safety challenges inherent in the carbon neutral fuels we need in the future.”

Emissions on key shipping routes from Asia to India, and from Asia to the Mediterranean, have also fallen 12%, showing a bright sustainable future for the shipping industry.

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