Maersk is pursuing the move amid expected increasing fuel costs the industry will face due to the new regulation, which is projected to reach USD 15 billion. Maersk Line alone anticipates it will have to pay over USD 2 billion more for fuel on annual basis.
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“We fully support the new rules. They will be a significant benefit to the environment and to human health”, says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S.