Maersk Partners with China Classification Society on Carbon Neutral Technologies and Standards
At an event at the China Classification Society in Beijing on September 27, AP Moller-Maersk signed three separate cooperation framework agreements with the China Classification Society (CCS) to join CCS in its decarbonization journey, according to it. Press release.
Mr. Jens Eskelund, Managing Director of Maersk China Limited, signed the agreement with Mr. Sun Feng, Vice President of CCS in the presence of Mr. Thomas Østrup Møller, Ambassador of Denmark to China, and Mr. Mo Jianhui, president and chairman of CCS.
The agreements mainly focus on scientific and technological innovation projects, the availability and infrastructure of green fuel throughout the life cycle, as well as the design of carbon neutral ships. The two sides will invite research institutes to form a joint force for the project.
“China and Denmark are natural partners because we are world leaders in the maritime industry. Maritime decarbonisation can only be achieved successfully through strong international collaboration and knowledge exchange. I wish CCS and Maersk very successful cooperation and look forward to hearing more about the progress and results achieved, ”said Thomas Østrup Møller, Danish Ambassador to China.
“Maersk has set a clear and ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. China, as the world’s leading maritime and shipbuilding nation, will be a crucial partner in ensuring that our industry is able to respond effectively to the challenge of climate change. We are very happy to partner with CCS to collaborate on carbon neutral technologies and standards and explore opportunities for international cooperation in the field of sustainable and zero carbon shipping ”, said Jens Eskelund, Managing Director of Maersk China Limited .
“Maersk and CCS already have an established partnership. The extension of cooperation in the search for green fuels and the development of ships adds an exciting new dimension to our partnership. By leveraging CCS’s research capabilities, we believe we will have access to a wider range of high-quality resources to enable our journey to a zero-carbon future, ”said Ole Graa Jakobsen, Head of Fleet Technology at Maersk.
Decarbonization is a strategic imperative for the maritime industry and for Maersk. The company is stepping up its efforts to decarbonize maritime operations, most recently with the order of 8 large ocean-going container ships capable of running on carbon-neutral methanol. The first vessel will be introduced in the first quarter of 2024.
“Maersk is already a pioneer in energy efficiency and decarbonisation. By partnering with Maersk, I believe we can develop the right set of standards, rules and technical solutions for the benefit of the entire industry. We believe that open discussions and trusted partnerships are essential to achieve this, which will also contribute to China’s ambition to fulfill the commitment to peak emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 ” , said Mo Jianhui, president and president of China. Classification society.
The agreements will be valid for an initial period of two years.