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Boxboat Giants: MSC and Hapag-Lloyd Consider Joining Maersk in Zero-Emissions Coalition

30th September 2019
Maersk, Lloyd’s Register and Citi are among organisations already involved in Getting to Zero Coalition, with other major companies considering joining the cross-industry grouping to develop zero-emission vessels by 2030. AFLOAT adds above is MSC Edith entering Dublin Bay in recent years. The almost 216m long containership entered service in 1998 originally as Norasia Samantha, however owners Norasia were acquired by Chilean state-run concern CSAV in 2000. Maersk, Lloyd’s Register and Citi are among organisations already involved in Getting to Zero Coalition, with other major companies considering joining the cross-industry grouping to develop zero-emission vessels by 2030. AFLOAT adds above is MSC Edith entering Dublin Bay in recent years. The almost 216m long containership entered service in 1998 originally as Norasia Samantha, however owners Norasia were acquired by Chilean state-run concern CSAV in 2000. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

In the shipping industry some major companies are considering joining a cross-industry coalition to develop zero-emission vessels by 2030.

As Lloyds Loading List reports, box carriers MSC and Hapag-Lloyd, along with classification society DNV GL, have indicated they will assess joining the Getting to Zero Coalition that was launched during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York last week, with Maersk, Lloyd’s Register and Citi among organisations already involved.

The coalition’s goal is to develop commercially viable zero-emission vessels by 2030 to help meet the minimum 50% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2050 compared with 2008 that the International Maritime Organization has committed to.

The coalition adds an even greater level of pressure and scrutiny on the shipping industry to decarbonise, and also forces competitors to collaborate. Currently, it comprises around 60 companies and several other partners and enjoys the support of 11 governments.

This is an edited extract from a longer article published in Lloyd’s List.

Subscribers to Lloyd’s List can read the full original article via this link

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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