Maersk to Switch to Low-Sulfur Fuel in Singapore

Maersk Line ships will switch to using low-sulfur fuel while in the Port of Singapore to reduce carbon and sulfur emissions.

The Danish carrier signed the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge on Tuesday, which commits it to safeguard the Singaporean environment by driving towards cleaner and more fuel efficient shipping services.

Maersk’s move follows a similar move by Singapore-based APL, which announced Tuesday that its ships will start using cleaner-burning, low-sulfur gas oil while they are in Singapore.

Maersk Line said its goal is to drive its operations towards zero sulfur while cutting CO2 at least 25 percent per container between 2007 and 2020.

Since its first fuel switch in 2006 in California, Maersk Line has advocated for sulfur reductions beyond regulatory requirements, and for establishing a level playing field in partnership with ports, authorities, shipping lines and customers.

As part of the company’s global ‘Zero SOx’ program, Maersk Line has committed itself to implementing at least 10 fuel switch programs before 2015.

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