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Maersk lowers fuel consumption by nearly a million tons

The Maersk group burned less bunker fuel oil in 2019, lowering the group's overall carbon footprint as a direct result.

Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Shorter sailings and a decrease in chartered vessels were among the major contributing factors for why A.P. Møller-Maersk used less fuel in 2019.

In 2019, Maersk' consumption of bunker fuel oil dropped by roughly 844,000 tons to 11.2 million tons for the year, shows Maersk's sustainability report, which was presented along with the company's annual report last week.

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