MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company takes its commitment to decarbonisation extremely seriously. However, this is a complex endeavour that requires commitment and long-term vision. To reach net zero future is a long journey that will take years and significant investments with strategic partners and enablers.
Despite the disruptions to the supply chains and the huge demand for cargo transportation in an extremely challenging, congested and evolving market, the company continues to focus on improving energy efficiency in its fleet of over 600 ships.
MSC fully supports the IMO’s policy goals to decarbonise shipping and is actively exploring and trialling a range of alternative fuels and technologies on top of significant energy efficiency improvements across its fleet.
MSC believes some form of global market-based-measure, incorporating carbon pricing, could help the industry to decarbonise by reducing the price gap between fossil fuels and zero-carbon fuels as they become available. However, only with options at scale for commercially-viable low or zero-carbon vessels can carbon pricing be a truly effective tool to catalyse the shift towards a zero-carbon future for international shipping.
Further to the company’s own efforts to minimise environmental impact, MSC actively contributes to a number of industry and multi-discipline groups, coalitions and associations to accelerate decarbonising across the entire shipping sector.
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