Maersk Line celebrates one year of cleaner air in Hong Kong
September 8, 2011
A year ago, on 5 September 2010, Maersk Line committed to the Fair Winds Charter and debuted the historic fuel switch in Hong Kong, the first of its kind in Asia. Since then, Maersk Line’s vessels have made 750 port calls in Hong Kong – all switching to low-sulphur fuel while at berth.
In doing so, it has decreased the average sulphur content in fuels used while berthing at Hong Kong from 2.7% to less than 0.2%, resulting in at least a 90% reduction in sulphur emissions.
Maersk Line is proud to continue its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and promoting a balanced and sustainable approach to container shipping. The carrier believes that its customers are proud to have a supply chain partner who values the environment and one that they can be proud of to their own customers.
If you wish to learn more about Maersk Line’s environmental and sustainability efforts, please visit the sustainability page or talk to the local Maersk Line representative today.