Maersk supports getting rid of ocean plastics

In addition to Maersk Supply Services providing marine offshore support to rid the oceans of plastic, Maersk will also give to the Dutch non-profit organization end-to-end supply chain management services for both ocean and river clean up systems.

A.P. Moller- Maersk has extended its relationship with The Ocean Cleanup with a new three-year partnership.  The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. 

To achieve this goal, they aim to stop the inflow via rivers and clean up what has already accumulated in the ocean. Its ultimate goal is reaching a 90% reduction of floating ocean plastic by 2040.

Mette Refshauge, VP, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Maersk, said: “As a responsible maritime operator, we are committed to ensuring that the oceans can remain a healthy environment for generations to come. We are therefore very pleased to not just prolong but broaden the partnership agreement initiated back in 2018.”

Besides Maersk Supply Service support with vessel operations and offshore project management, Maersk will now support The Ocean Cleanup with logistics end-to-end handling services, ranging from worldwide shipment from different locations to airfreight, container & special transport, customs clearance and warehouse and storage management.

“We will have a transport & supply chain manager fully embedded in The Ocean Cleanup´s office in Rotterdam. That program manager will serve as the single channel for them to engage with the full range of Maersk’s supply chain and transport services globally and will help The Ocean Cleanup to develop their own supply chain management capacity over time,” adds Mette.

As part of the partnership agreement, Maersk will also assist The Ocean Cleanup in deploying scientific sensor technology aboard Maersk’s own fleet to map plastic floating in the oceans and help the organization have a better understanding of the severity of the problem they are working to solve.

The goal is to assist The Ocean Cleanup in mapping concentrations of harmful plastic in the world’s oceans to better focus The Ocean Cleanup’s efforts. 

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