Major carriers signal a shift in mindset to tackle emissions

COMPETITORS in just about every other aspect, Europe’s biggest carriers are acknowledging they will need each other to help the decarbonisation agenda and are now lobbying regulators to support a global initiative on research and development.

Sustainability and regulatory chiefs from Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd, four of the five largest containership operators globally, sat together for a rare common outing during an event at European Shipping Week, during which they pushed for co-ordinated R&D efforts through a new international body.

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