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NGOs want Maersk, MSC, CMA to order only carbon-free vessels

In an open letter, two NGOs urge major container carriers to commission only new ships with CO2-free technology and fossil-free fuels. Large majority of new orders still concern ships powered by fossil fuels, according to analyst firm.

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The world’s leading container carriers face record earnings this year of USD 300bn in total, according to analyst firm Drewry, and as such, carriers are obliged to skip new investments in ships sailing on CO2 emitting technologies and fossil fuels.

Such is the view of two international NGOs – Pacific Environment and Stand.earth – which through the ”Ship it Zero” campaign have sent an open letter to five major box carriers.

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