Maersk Tankers has announced it is to establish a knowledge hub focusing on decarbonisation.
The hub will seek to gather intelligence and create solutions to help shipowners and cargo customers cut emissions, the company said.
Maersk Tankers says the decarbonisation hub will bring experts, shipowners, cargo customers and other stakeholders together to develop a suite of solutions that will reduce emissions from cargo customers’ supply chains and shipowners’ operations. It will gather and share external and internal intelligence on regulations and developments in tanker shipping’s decarbonisation, and provide emission transparency on the transportation of cargoes.
‘There is an immediate need for shipping to change its emissions trajectory,’ said Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO at Maersk Tankers. ‘The decarbonisation hub is part of our commitment to create a more sustainable path for shipping through sector-wide collaboration.’
The hub will be headed by Frederik Pind, Head of Decarbonisation at Maersk Tankers, and will be staffed by a specialist, cross-disciplinary team who will work with external and internal stakeholders to support the establishment of commercial and regulatory means to cut emissions. The team is anchored in the Commercial department at Maersk Tankers.
‘Shipowners have to deal with complex regulatory requirements and changing customer demand stemming from the need to decarbonise shipping,’ said Eva Birgitte Bisgaard, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Tankers. ‘With the hub, we are bringing together stakeholders to use our combined expertise to simplify, provide transparency and create new solutions that will help both shipowners and cargo customers reduce emissions.’
The decarbonisation hub, which will liaise with external stakeholders including global associations working to decarbonise shipping, is expected to be fully established during the coming months.
As previously reported, last month, Maersk Tankers announced it had completed trials using biofuel-blended marine fuel onboard the Maersk Cirrus and Maersk Navigator.
Source: BunkerspotTags: Decarbonisation, Maersk, Tankers