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Maersk Goal to Cut CO2 Emissions 60 Percent Per Container Within Five Years

Maersk Line, the world's largest container ship operator, has set a "bold target" to reduce CO2 emissions 60 percent per container moved by 2020.

Maersk Goal to Cut CO2 Emissions 60 Percent Per Container Within Five Years

The company has stated that the five year-emission reduction plan will save the climate around 200 million tons of CO2, roughly the amount of emissions of all passenger cars in France over the period of a year.

The announcement comes after Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler recently launched the company's 2014 Sustainability Update at a session dedicated to sustainable supply chains.

Singe Bruun Jensen, Global Head of Sustainability at Maersk Line, said: “We lead the way in ‘doing more with less. We constantly seek out innovative and commercially viable ways to reduce our environmental impacts, be it CO2 and other air emissions, ballast water, or the materials we use to build our vessels. Therefore, we have set a bold target.”

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The company has stated that the five year-emission reduction plan will save the climate around 200 million tons of CO2, roughly the amount of emissions of all passenger cars in France over the period of a year.

The announcement comes after Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler recently launched the company's 2014 Sustainability Update at a session dedicated to sustainable supply chains.

Singe Bruun Jensen, Global Head of Sustainability at Maersk Line, said: “We lead the way in ‘doing more with less. We constantly seek out innovative and commercially viable ways to reduce our environmental impacts, be it CO2 and other air emissions, ballast water, or the materials we use to build our vessels. Therefore, we have set a bold target.”

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Maersk Goal to Cut CO2 Emissions 60 Percent Per Container Within Five Years