Hapag-Lloyd will wait to set explicit long-term climate target

Hapag-Lloyd's chief executive calls its competitors' target of being CO2 neutral by 2050 "an admirable goal". Yet the German container line will not adopt a similar target because it is based on unknown technologies. Meanwhile, a large-scale LNG bet is on the line, he explains.

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German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd is hesitant to set tangible, long-term climate targets, unlike competitors Maersk and CMA CGM.

The Danish and French container lines have both announced ambitions to operate climate neutral fleets in 30 years.

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