Posted: 2021/01/11

Maersk establishes a dedicated team to accelerate decarbonization.

Danish container shipping and logistics major A. P. Moller Maersk is setting up a dedicated team to accelerate the company’s decarbonization efforts. Morten Bo Christiansen has been appointed head of the decarbonization team of the company. As explained by Christiansen, the team will focus on speeding up the decarbonization of the company’s own operations but also of the supply chain of the company’s customers. The move is in line with the company’s ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. “In many ways, we are the frontrunners in the industry. But we really want to reinforce that position and that’s an important objective of this team,” he said. “We see a lot of momentum building on the decarbonization agenda in both in general and also in the logistics from our customers.” Decarbonization is becoming ever more important for the customers who are pushing for the supply chain to cut their CO2 emissions and become more environmentally-friendly. Christiansen added that the company has found that the strategy of becoming net zero is no longer a ‘moonshot’ but a rather mission possible, which will require a lot of work and effort. Maersk’s two strategic targets on CO2 emissions are to have net-zero CO2 emissions from its own operations by 2050, which includes having commercially viable, net-zero vessels on the water by 2030, and to deliver a 60% relative reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2008 levels.