Shipping, which transports about 90% of world trade, accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions - for the world to decarbonise, shipping must decarbonise.

The shipping industry has a responsibility to offer an urgent and effective response. A broad coalition of industry stakeholders is coming together and challenging the status quo to a more sustainable course.  

We are committed to taking our part in reducing emissions in shipping in line with our purpose. We work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 that seeks to combat climate change and its impacts. 

We are an active part of influential industry alliances that share knowledge to create innovation and push for political progress to achieve carbon reductions. The shipping industry must reach zero emissions by 2050, and to get there zero-emission ships must become the dominant and competitive choice by 2030. 

As a commercial manager for +220 ships and +50 tanker owners, we are developing and deploying shipping solutions for our partners that help them boost their economic and environmental performance. 

Our CO2-reduction strategy

As a signatory of the Sea Cargo Charter, we are working to gather and report emission data on behalf of pool partners and cargo customers. We believe that transparency is the pre-requisite for taking action. Therefore, we use vast amount of data to advise our partners on how to cut emissions. 

The more fuel a ship consumes, the more carbon it emits – and the higher the cost. By providing insight and energy consulting to shipowners who have placed their vessels in our pools, we help them slash emissions and fuel costs.

Each vessel is different with its own potential for optimisation, based on factors that include its design, age, time since dry-docking and past trade history. Our team of fuel optimisation experts consisting of marine engineers, data scientists and naval architects, converts data into tangible actions and advises owners on how their vessels can perform at an optimal level. They work closely with the owners and their technical managers to address, for example, power management behaviour by the crew, hull performance, dry-docks and retrofits. 

In collaboration with Cargill and Mitsui, we offer the service Njord, that aims at accelerating cost-effective and industry-wide greenhouse gas reductions through financed green technology. In an otherwise fragmented industry, Njord acts as the linchpin connecting green funding to charterers, shipowners and vendors. It offers advisory and technical solutions that help identify the optimum vessel installation to cut emissions and keep in line with current and upcoming decarbonisation regulations. 

The Rotor Sails on Maersk Pelican serve as an example of pioneering fuel-saving technologies that can help owners maximise vessel performance. 

Only by coming together as an industry can we make real progress in lowering the carbon impact of shipping. 

As an active member and partner of the Global Maritime Forum, we contribute to cross-industry activities focused on affecting change to shape the future of seaborne trade. 

We are co-founders of the Getting to Zero Coalition, a Global Maritime Forum initiative, which forms an alliance to propel shipping’s decarbonisation. We co-chair a workstream which is seeking to bring in regulation which can help to close the competitiveness gap between zero-emission fuels and fossil fuels.

As a partner of the Blue Denmark Climate Partnership, we contribute to bringing zero-emission ships into commercial operation by 2030.