Maersk cuts ship pollution

The Maersk Jewel.
The Maersk Group is reducing its impact on the climate with a drop of 9% in CO2 emissions in 2008 compared to the previous year. This represents a fall of 5 million tonnes CO2, achieved through lower fuel consumption on ships and reduced flaring from platforms.
The positive trend is continuing in 2009 in line with the group’s new environmental strategy, which was decided last year and now being implemented throughout the various business units.
The significant CO2 reduction is one of the main results in the “Health, Safety, Security and Environment Report 2008”, which the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group has published for the second consecutive year. The 2008 report contains a number of improvements, both when it comes to performance and reporting.
The group’s transport arm, dominated by the container business in Maersk Line, is responsible for more than 90% of the group’s fuel consumption. Because of optimised usage of energy, the transport segment had a drop of 8% in fuel consumption despite increased business activity.
These achievements come as a result of the group’s work with the new environmental strategy. By pursuing a high level of energy efficiency, the strategy works simultaneously to the benefit of the environment and the businesses, where this creates economic value and competitiveness.

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