The transport sector is responsible for 23% of global energy-related emissions. Shipping alone is responsible for 3-4% of global emissions. A.P. Moller - Maersk supports sector-wide agreements that help ensure a level playing field. We are actively pushing for increased regulation of shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions through the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Going forward, we will continue to strive for CO2-efficiency and develop low-carbon offerings to our customers while collaborating to find ways to decarbonise logistics.
More than 97% of A.P. Moller - Maersk’s carbon footprint in our logistics business comes from container vessels. In Maersk Line, we continue to pursue the target of a 60% reduction in CO2 per container moved by 2020 compared to 2007. Efficiency improvements have so far reduced CO2 emissions by 43% between 2007 and 2017. To keep global warming below 2 degrees, the transport sector needs to cut its emissions significantly. Our experience and insights can create innovations that will be applicable across the logistics value chain and pave the way for decarbonising logistics as part of our revised sustainability priorities.
Read more on pages 14-16 of our Sustainability Report 2017 >