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Maersk Line: We need equal terms regarding the environment

It is good news that Hong Kong authorities consider establishing rules for cleaner fuel, says Maersk Line, which is one of the 18 shipping companies that are voluntarily using the cleaner, but more expensive fuel in the port. But the shipping company wants to see specific signs of change within the next year before committing to keep using the cleaner fuel. (UPDATED)

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Maersk Line welcomes the fact that local legislation concerning the use of low sulfur fuel for ships that call in the Port of Hong Kong could be in the pipeline. That would ensure equal terms for all shipping companies, instead of punishing shipowners who lead the way by using cleaner fuel, says Mads Stensen, Global Advisor, Maersk Line's Department for CSR and Environment.

That is why it is important to Maersk Line that something happens during the next year, in which Maersk Line's - as well as 17 other companies' - agreements are effective.

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