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Maersk ships move more than 660,000 TEU by using green fuels in 2023

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DANISH shipping giant A P Moller Maersk has revealed that more than 660,000 TEU were transported in 2023, saving over 683,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from being emitted into the atmosphere.

Last year 212 company's clients opted for ECO Delivery Ocean for their seaborne cargo with shippers from various sectors including retail, lifestyle, automotive and FMCG companies.

Specifically, Maersk defines 'green fuels' as fuels with low (65-80 per cent) to very low (80-95 per cent) GHG emissions over their life cycle compared to fossil fuels. The fuels and the supply chain are verified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), reports Rotterdam's Offshore Energy.

"We have an ambitious goal to become a climate-neutral company by 2024. The 660,000 standard containers transported on green fuels in 2023 equal 3 per cent of our global ocean transport volume and show that the low emission movement is taking large steps year on year. This is achieved thanks to an amazing effort together with our partners and vendors," said Johan Sigsgaard, executive vice president of Maersk.

Maersk ECO Delivery Ocean product was developed back in 2017/2018 and introduced to the market from 2019. Some of the companies that signed up for the product include Nestle, Inditex, Novo Nordisk, and others.

"Reaching net zero requires changing many aspects of how we source, make, and distribute our products. The agreements we've signed with Maersk will help reduce emissions and deliver immediate positive impacts on our carbon footprint," Stephanie Hart, global head of operations at Nestle commented.

In a nutshell, Maersk's eco solution replaces fossil fuels with green fuels such as biodiesel and green methanol.


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