Decarbonizing the Global Maritime Industry

In June, we had the pleasure of inviting CEO at Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping Bo Cerup-Simonsen to Donsö Shipping Meet in Sweden as Key Speaker. Bo has previously been Board Member of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, developing, manufacturing and selling ballast water management systems.

When speaking to Bo we asked him a few questions, among others why it is so important to reduce the carbon emissions from shipping to net-zero. Thus, Bo gives his perspective on the future of zero carbon shipping and tells about important initiatives and work done by Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and other parties within the industry.

What is Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping?

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit, independent research and development center, founded in 2020, and looking to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero future for the maritime industry. The vision is to achieve sustainable decarbonization of the maritime industry by 2050. If you want to know more about the organisation and its work you can visit


The DESMI angle: 

Decarbonization of the maritime industry is something which DESMI follow closely. A great part of our activities is within the Marine & Offshore industry, be it Engine Rooms Pumps, Ballast Water Management Systems, Energy Saving Systems etc. Therefore, we pay close attention to the shipping industry and all things shipping-related to always maintain and improve our know-how. This enables us to guide our many customers around the world to the best possible solutions for their specific needs. 


Below you can hear more about Bo Cerup-Simonsen's perspective on the decarbonization of the maritime industry. 



00:00 Why is it so important to reduce the carbon emission from shipping to net-zero?

01:40 Most prominent shipping energy sources for both short- and long term

03:29 Bo Cerup-Simonsen's opinion on methanol as energy source for the shipping industry

05:10 Is carbon levy reqiured on order to reach net-zero shipping?

09:24 Bo Cerup-Simonsen's one wish for net-zero carbon emissions from shipping