Maersk Line has raised the bar for energy efficiency, setting a bold new target of reducing CO2 emissions per container moved by 60% by 2020. The impact of this new target will be a sustained decoupling of economic growth from CO2 emissions. In effect, a license to grow our business – and our customers’ businesses – in years to come.
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. Providing ocean transportation in all parts of the world, it serves customers through 374 offices in 116 countries, employs 7,100 seafarers and 25,500 land-based employees and operates 610 container vessels. As the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line’s role in enabling global trade and development is our most significant contribution to the world. Much of the goods traded throughout the world see the inside of one of our containers. Not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also fuel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet.
Maersk Line dedicated to continuously raising industry standards and to enabling global trade and economic development in the most sustainable manner possible.
One of the ways to do this is to decouple growth from resource consumption. For several years now, Maersk Line has driven energy efficiency improvements across the company, pioneering initiatives ranging from network design and speed optimization to technical upgrades and the deployment of new and more efficient ships in our network, such as our Triple-E vessels.
In recognition of these achievements, in 2014 we set ourselves a bold target. We will reduce CO2 emissions per container moved by 60% by 2020. The impact of this new target is a sustained decoupling of economic growth from CO2 emissions. In effect, a license to grow our business – and our customers’ businesses – in years to come. Innovation will be key to delivering the new CO2 target, including pioneering fleet and network innovation beyond what can be reasonably fathomed today, and this is why the entire organization is rallying to accelerate progress for tomorrow.
The winners will be announced on October 1 with the ceremony being held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.