The first carbon-neutral shipping liner will be deployed by Maersk, the world’s largest container shipment carrier. This carbon-neutral shipping liner will be the first to be deployed in the world and it uses e-methanol as fuel in 2023. The green liner will be joining the fleet seven years ahead of the original date.
This Danish company hopes to transform the marine container shipping’s future into one that’s carbon-neutral. Technological advancements and innovations have enabled the company to provide a liner powered by ethanol before they saw it as a feasible plan. Maersk set a goal to reduce the shipping of CO2 by 60%, this is different from the initial target of 2030.
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.Søren Skou, CEO at Maersk
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) set up a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas. This strategy focuses on reducing the levels of global shipping emissions that are harmful by 40 percent by 2030 and by 70 percent by 2050.
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To reduce shipping emissions, the IMO will support Maersk as regards pushing container shipping guilds. In 2014, shipping emissions were at 961 tons of carbons.Even though Maersk is making effort to provide solutions to the issue, improvement in technology increases the performance of vessels and fuels.
Clean Cargo revealed that there has been a 157% increase in the number of shipping vessels, their cargo, and their size since 2010. However, within 2018 and 2019 there was an 8.1% reduction in Carbon emissions and a 10.2% decline in sulfur dioxide.
This improvement in the existing shipping technology will encourage other companies to start their mission of carbon reduction ahead of time, as this quite cheaper to employ.