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World's largest container shipper Maersk aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050

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By Stine JacobsenCOPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Maersk, the world's biggest container shipper, aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, in a challenge to the rest of the world's fossil fuel-dependent fleet.Denmark's Maersk said on Wednesday it aimed to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 by using energy sources such as biofuels and would cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.The shipping industry, which carries around 80 percent of global trade, accounts for 2.2 percent of CO2 emissions, the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) says.But along with aviation, it avoided ...

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 14:51 IST