Decarbonising ocean transport
Most of our emissions derive from fossil fuel-powered ocean transport services. Focusing our decarbonisation investments to drive the transition to green fuels is central to our decarbonisation strategy.
Why green fuels matter
For more than a century, shipping has relied on just one type of fuel: oil.
Today, we see the emergence of a patchwork of new greener fuel options. While many are promising, adoption will ultimately depend on advances in fleet technology and the capacity to secure green fuels at a scale and cost that makes them competitive against oil.
To ensure a measurable impact in this crucial decade, we are spreading our investments across several alternatives that we are confident can make a difference both now and in the near term.
We will deliver an emergency response to the climate crisis and take leadership in decarbonising global supply chains.
Progress in 2022
Priorities and actions
Featured highlights and case stories
Setting our course to decarbonise oceans
In 2021, Maersk became the first container shipping company to order methanol enabled vessels. Our firm intention was to show the industry that a demand exists for green marine fuels and incentivise the scale-up of production capacity.
In 2022, we ordered an additional six large ocean-going vessels that can sail on green methanol in 2022. These will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and bring the total number of dual-fuel methanol engine vessels in our order books to 19.
De-risking the green fuel pathway
Securing the availability of green fuels at scale is the biggest challenge to our decarbonisation ambitions. Leveraging our buying power, we are acting as a catalyst to accelerate the development of the green fuel market.
Through nine newly announced strategic partnerships in 2022, we have laid the groundwork for our mission to secure around 5 million tonnes of green methanol by 2030. By stimulating the market in this way, we hope to send a signal to fuel producers that they can safely invest in scaling solutions to ensure a steady supply of future green fuels.
Maersk ECO Delivery: accelerate your net zero commitments
We are working closely with a broad range of customers to expand our green fuel offerings. Maersk ECO Delivery substitutes fossil fuels with low-GHG alternatives and harnesses our new technologies and vessels to provide an easier option for customers seeking to ship their cargo sustainably.
Maersk Emissions Dashboard
Whether you are looking for improved visibility over ocean freight greenhouse gas emissions data, or enhanced emissions reporting and optimisation across your logistics set up, the Maersk Emissions Dashboard is a single point solution for keeping your emissions targets in sight.