Maersk Gets Discount for Wasting Less

It pays A.P. Moller – Maersk to meet Singapore’s new green guidelines.


Singapore, home of the world’s second busiest port, has just launched the Maritime Singapore’s Green Initiative, which includes the use of financial carrots for encouraging companies to operate more friendly to the environment, and that medication is one that works on AP Moller – Maersk.

The Group’s container shipping company Maersk Line has agreed to shift to less-sulfur fuel when sailing in Singaporean waters.

Maersk Line does this not onlyfor its light-blue reputation’s sake, but also because the company in future will ensure a 15 percent portcharge discount. “Maersk Line’s commitment and responsibility towards the environment also includes taking the industry in the right direction and we are pleased to show our support for this initiative in Singapore, with a fuel change,” says Thomas Knudsen, CEO of Maersk Line Asia Pacific in a statement.

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