In 2022, Maersk reevaluated and accelerated its decarbonisation targets by stating that Maersk should become climate neutral by 2040 through the development of new technology, new vessels, and new fuels. New, large container vessels have been ordered to be delivered in coming years that can use green methanol for propulsion. Maersk believes that the Netherlands is a frontrunner amongst EU member states for setting ambitious climate targets. The Netherlands is a fuel hub and cargo gateway for Europe (e.g. the port of Rotterdam) and as such is well positioned to lead the maritime industry towards becoming more climate friendly. The Dutch authorities are working towards reorganising their national obligation system (implementation EU-RED3) to include other green fuels—possibly already from 2025—which will be an important development for the maritime industry's continued drive towards decarbonisation, and will therefore be an important support for transition needs on all levels. Maersk sees the Platform Renewable Fuels Platform as a key stakeholder for providing independent knowledge and contextual insights to feed such collaborative discussions.
Maersk sees the Platform Renewable Fuels Platform as a key stakeholder for providing independent knowledge and contextual insights to feed such collaborative discussions.