Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center launches in Copenhagen

While the new center bears the name of the world's largest container shipping company, it is focused on industry collaboration to devise suitable decarbonization pathways for the shipping sector, and boasts seven founding partners: A.P. Moller–Maersk, ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Siemens.

Seeded with DKK400m (US$60m) in capital to establish the non-profit organization, the center intends to build capacity to execute the necessary research, analysis and development to transition towards a zero-emission shipping sector. Given the focus on partnership and collaboration, the opportunity for Pacific engagement with the center may be worthy of inquiry by Pacific Island Countries and maritime sector businesses operating in the region.