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Maersk participates in the construction of green shipping corridors in the Southern Hemisphere


Recently, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Zero Carbon Shipping Center announced that it will cooperate with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Danish government to provide resources and conduct pre-feasibility studies for green shipping corridors in five southern hemisphere countries around the world.

The news was announced at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12. U.S. Special Envoy John Kerry, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Namibian Energy Minister Tom Alvindo, Fiji Prime Minister Sitiwini Rabuka and CEO of the Beau Serup-Simonson Center attended Meeting.

The Global South Green Shipping Corridors project aims to support green sustainable growth and create jobs in developing countries by identifying and supporting the development of green corridor projects. The project is expected to undergo pre-feasibility studies in Namibia, Panama, Fiji and two other countries to be announced soon.

While most existing green corridor research globally has been conducted in developed regions of the Northern Hemisphere, this project aims to demonstrate that green corridors can also bring benefits to developing countries and are an important factor in ensuring a just and equitable green maritime transition. Project partners will work closely with national and local stakeholders and the private sector to ensure strong national support and capacity building.

“We are facing a global transformation that needs to be inclusive, just and equitable to truly achieve sustainable development: from east to west and south to north. Many countries in the global South are now acting with dedication and urgency to seize the opportunity to pass Social growth opportunities drive transformation,” said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of Maersk’s Mc-Kinney Møller Zero Carbon Shipping Center, commenting on the project.

So we are pleased to work with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Government of Denmark to establish a Global South Green Corridor with countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Pacific.

James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to the President of Namibia and Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, said: “Green maritime corridors are an important response to the need to effectively combat climate change. For a maritime nation like Namibia, green emissions reduction is also an impactful development catalyst for the shipping industry. cornerstone of sustainable development.”

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