Hapag-Lloyd, a German international shipping and container transportation company, and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping formalized their collaboration by signing a Partnership Agreement, today, April 12, 2022.
ith the Agreement, Hapag-Lloyd becomes a Corporate Strategic Partner to the Center, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration and contribution to the development of zero carbon technologies and solutions for the maritime industry.
Hapag-Lloyd recently announced it is intensifying efforts to reduce its fleet emission by 30% by 2030 and aims to be climate-neutral by 2045. As a partner to the Center, Hapag-Lloyd will be closely involved with the Center team and provide support in realizing the Center’s transition strategy. Additionally, Hapag Lloyd will 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. 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
…CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen said, in welcoming Hapag-Lloyd to the Center.
Sustainability is firmly anchored in Hapag-Lloyd and a main pillar of our strategy. We consider decarbonization 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
…commenting on the joining, CEO at Hapag-Lloyd Rolf Habben Jansen said.
Recently, A.P. Moller Capital, a fund management company focusing on investment, also announced its decision to join as a Mission Ambassador the Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. As described, A.P. Moller Capital, as a Mission Ambassador, will support the Center’s efforts developing the relevant infrastructure necessary to decarbonize shipping by 2050.
In addition, on February, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping announced a collaboration by signing a Knowledge Partnership Agreement, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration to accelerate the maritime industry’s decarbonization efforts.
As informed, through this partnership, the two centers will share best practices and knowledge, and explore opportunities for low- and zero-carbon technologies by combining the research capabilities of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and the domain and technical expertise of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization to identify opportunities and deliver pilot projects.
Achieving the long-term target of decarbonization requires new fuel types and a systemic change within the industry. Shipping is a globally regulated industry, which provides an opportunity to secure broad-based industry adoption of new technology and fuels.