Shipping and logistics giant Maersk has voiced its support for the “tougher than IMO” Clean Shipping Act introduced earlier this year by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), whose district includes the Port of Long Beach.
“A.P. Møller-Maersk has worked on the decarbonization of the shipping sector for over a decade and we are committed to be net zero across our business and value chain by 2040 with 100% green solutions for our customers,” said A.P. Møller-Maersk CEO Soren Skou. “We have also committed for all our new vessels to be capable of sailing on renewable fuels. This led us to order the first 12 large ocean-going container vessels capable of being operated on green methanol, to be delivered in 2024-2025. However, in order to demonstrate and accelerate the transition, clear signals from leading nations such as the U.S. and regions such as the E.U. are needed, even if such measures are inherently regional in their reach.”
“Now is the time for action and we urge the United States Congress to pass this legislation to achieve a 45% decrease on carbon dioxide equivalent reductions by 2030,” A.P. Møller-Maersk’s vice president of U.S. government relations, Doug Morgante said.