Pacific Environment’s statement on Maersk’s support for the Clean Shipping Act

Date: September 21, 2022

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), announced that Maersk, one of the largest container shipping lines in the world and a major terminal operator at the Port of Los Angeles, has given its support to the Congressman’s legislation aimed at zeroing out pollution from all ocean shipping companies that do business with the U.S.

Statement by Antonio Santos, Federal Climate Policy Director at Pacific Environment:

“Pacific Environment applauds Maersk for supporting the Clean Shipping Act. Zero-emission fuels and vessels need to be deployed at scale to decarbonize shipping this decade and reduce outsized health burdens to portside communities. Bold policies like Congressman Lowenthal’s legislation will initiate a shift in GHG reduction strategies, providing regulatory certainty and minimizing the risk for manufacturers and suppliers. A clear market signal must be sent to industry that zero-emissions shipping must replace fossil fuels, and we call on other carriers to follow Maersk’s lead.”

Link to Rep. Lowenthal’s and Maersk’s press statement here.

Read Pacific Environment’s statement on the Clean Shipping Act here.