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23.09.2019 | News

Getting to Zero

Søren Toft, Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Mærsk, and Jacques Vandermeiren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Antwerp, have announced the Getting to Zero Coalition on stage at the UN Climate Summit in New York City.

In the Getting to Zero Coalition Ambition Statement it says: "The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is to have commercially viable ZEVs (zero emission vessels) operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030, supported by the necessary infrastructure for scalable zero-carbon energy sources including production, distribution, storage and bunkering."

The international maritime organisation has set the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050, therefore zero emission vessels and zero emissions fuels are a necessity.

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of the Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum. More than 70 public and private organisations support the Coalition, and CMB is one of those organisations.

You can find more information about the background, the challenge and opportunity on the website of the Global Maritime Forum: https://www.globalmaritimeforum.org/getting-to-zero-coalition

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