Tuesday, 1 June 2010

World's Largest Container Shipping Company Refuses To Ship At-Risk Marine Life; 'The Net Is Closing On Destructive Fisheries' - Underwater Times

Danish container shipping company Maersk has refused to transport at-risk marine species, including orange roughy, Patagonian toothfish (Chilean sea bass) and any species of shark or whale. This is significant news, considering Maersk is the largest container ship operator in the world.

If you go and check Maersk's website, you'll see that they've also added two new "ECO-tugs" to their fleet, and have set a CO2 reduction goal of 1% each year from 2008 - 2012. The "ECO-tug" design fits into their plans, which should add up to a 10% reduction in fuel emissions.

I'm still not the biggest fan of container ships, but this is a step in the right direction.

Full article here (Underwater Times)

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