Maersk Line makes money on sludge

Maersk Line’s new pilot project has changed sludge from being a valueless nuisance to a new revenue-earner.

Photo: Maersk Line

Maersk Line’s new pilot project in Holland and Belgium has examined whether the sludge from ships could change status from waste to value.

In the pilot project, it was examined how sludge and waste was handled in different ports, and a traffic light scorecard of the ports was drawn up. If a port was allotted the color green, it met the environmental demands and the sludge was recycled for energy in a way that was cost-effective for Maersk Line.

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