Climate: Maersk needs help reducing carbon emissions to zero

Maersk wants to slash carbon emissions from shipping to zero. But it needs help

The world’s biggest shipping company wants to slash its carbon emissions to zero by developing a new kind of container ship to ply the oceans.

The shipping industry burns huge quantities of heavy fuel oil and is estimated to account for roughly 2% to 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Maersk’s giant cargo vessels, which carry thousands of containers over thousands of miles of open ocean, will need entirely new technology in order to meaningfully cut carbon emissions or eliminate them entirely.

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