SeaIntel: Environmental demands to support Maersk Line commercially

The container industry has no usable models to measure the companies’ environmental responsibility, states SeaIntel who has tested the companies several times. With its new critical statement, Maersk Line can now hope to apply pressure on the other big players in the industry.

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The harsh Maersk Line criticism of the lack of transparency and understanding of the importance of environmental responsibilities is very understandable, says Larsen Jensen from SeaIntel. Several times, the market research company has spotlighted the lack of transparency within the leading container carriers who primarily seem to use environmental responsibility in their marketing without having an honest content.

The Maersk Line Sustainability Report 2012 on environmental responsibility named Route 2 calls for more transparency and responsibility. Global shipping accounts for 3 to 4 percent of the global emission of CO2, but the lack of transparency and understanding of the consequences of shipping threatens the entire industry.

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