The shipping industry work with the commitment to reduce its global carbon emissions towards 2050. With the same commitment, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has launched with the partnership of ABS, A.P. Møller – Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Line and Siemens Energy.
The centre, will base in Copenhagen, Denmark, and established with the start-up donation of DKK 400m by the A.P. Moller Foundation.
Chairman of the Board in the A.P. Moller Foundation, Ane Uggla said, “With this donation, The A. P. Moller Foundation wishes to support the efforts to solve the climate issue in global shipping. My father, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller was a visionary leader in the global shipping industry for more than 7 decades. He was concerned about shipping’s impact on the environment. Already in the 1980s, he championed the use of low sulphur fuel, and he pioneered the first double hull oil tankers in the 1990s to minimize the risk of oil spills. Therefore, I find it very natural that my Father’s name will be connected to the centre.”
Soren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk commented.”The founding partners and the A.P. Møller Foundation share a long-term ambition to decarbonize the shipping industry. The establishment of the centre is a quantum leap towards realizing that ambition. This joint initiative will fast-track the maturation of solutions and strengthen the basis for decision making among industry players and regulators and hence accelerate investments and implementation of new technologies. I am looking forward to joining the Board of this ambitious collaboration.”
“This is the early days of a demanding and necessary transformation of an entire industry. Thanks to the A.P. Moller Foundation and the support from industry-leading partners we now have a unique opportunity to unfold the potential of a sector-wide collaboration towards complete decarbonization. The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire eco-system to join forces, demonstrate new solutions and identify the next steps to make it happen. I’m excited to let the work begin, expanding the collaboration with a broad variety of contributors,” added Bo Cerup-Simonsen, the CEO of the centre.
The center will be a non-profit organization and an independent research center