Hapag-Lloyd and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping have signed a Partnership Agreement committing to the development of zero carbon technologies and solutions for the maritime industry.
Hapag-Lloyd has said that it will be closely involved with the Center team and provide support in realising its transition strategy.
Additionally, the shipping line is also set to join the Center Advisory Board providing guidance for transition strategies and further development of the Center’s activities.
“Hapag-Lloyd is a perfect match for the Center,” said CEO of Møller Center, Bo Cerup-Simonsen, praising the partnership that reinforces the company’s design to reduce CO2 emissions for ocean shipping by 60 per cent by 2030.
“They have made ambitious commitments to reduce carbon emissions and are pursuing those goals by making extensive investments in new dual-fueled ships and an impressive energy efficiency program.
“Their portfolio of know-how is impressive, and our team is looking very much forward to join forces and collaborate.”
Both companies have acknowledged that achieving the long-term target of decarbonisation requires new fuel types and a systemic change within the industry, including new legislation for funding net-zero solutions.
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO at Hapag-Lloyd, added: “Sustainability is firmly anchored in Hapag-Lloyd and a main pillar of our strategy.”
“We consider decarbonisation to be one of our key tasks, which we can only achieve by working together as an industry.
“By joining forces with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, we hope to further accelerate the move towards climate-neutral shipping.”
Last month, Hapag-Lloyd published its audited annual report for the 2021 financial year, reporting promising figures of $26.4 billion.