John Swire & Sons Limited, the parent company of the Swire Group, has signed a partnership agreement with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
The partnership will see both parties collaborate and commit to developing safe and sustainable decarbonisation solutions for the maritime industry.
As a strategic partner to the Center, John Swire & Sons will provide support in realising the Center’s transition strategy while working together on and exploring opportunities to fund and research practical solutions to accelerate decarbonisation.
“We welcome Swire to the Center with open arms and have great expectations of what we will achieve together,” said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
“As a diversified company, Swire brings experience and know-how from a wide range of segments and can help us bridge learning across disciplines and sectors which is essential when you are changing an entire business system. We have a shared commitment to fighting climate change through innovative and forward-looking solutions and I look very much forward to the collaboration.”
Sam Swire, Director of John Swire & Sons Limited, added “Becoming a partner in the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is an exciting step for us. We are committed to a sustainable shipping industry and this partnership allows us to work together with like-minded organisations to help the industry achieve that goal.
“Together with our partners at the Center, we will collectively address decarbonisation issues, develop new technologies and exchange views on sustainability best practices at an industry level. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Center.”
French oil and gas company TotalEnergies also joined the Center as a strategic partner, looking into environmentally friendly shipping solutions as well. Announced in February 2021, the partnership allows the shipping sector to develop new low-carbon alternative fuels and carbon neutrality solutions.