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           Minerva Gas joins Mærsk

           Mc-Kinney Møller Center
           for Zero Carbon Shipping

           as Mission Partner

           Minerva Gas and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
           Center for Zero Carbon Shipping signed
           a Mission Partnership Agreement as a
           formal recognition of their joint commit-
           ment in facilitating and accelerating the
           development and implementation of new
           technology solutions towards the decar-
           bonization of the global maritime indus-
           try.  Minerva  Gas  will  become  part  of  the
           Center’s network and information flow and
           will have access to the Center’s learnings,
           knowledge and research & development
           Sokratis Dimakopoulos, COO of Minerva                                 they need to keep global trade moving and
           Gas says: “Decarbonization is a significant  A ‘people-centred’ Task  that  developing nations  can  have  access
           challenge for shipping and requires co-                               to the technologies and infrastructure to
           operation and cross-sector collaboration.  Force to ensure Just  be part of shipping’s green transition.”
           the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for  Transition to net-zero         The move represents the first of its kind
           We look forward to working closely with
                                                                                 for  shipping;  it  will  provide  clear  lead-
           Zero Carbon Shipping, sharing our ship-                               ership and steer the industry towards
           ping experience and knowledge towards   #climategoals                 coordinating efforts and working with
           exploring together new technologies and                               governments, industry, workers, and their
           solutions that can accelerate our transi-  In a landmark moment for maritime   representatives to ensure a people-cen-
           tion to a low carbon future.       workers, the formation of a Just Transition   tred transition for the maritime industry.
           The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for   Maritime Task Force has been agreed upon
           Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit,   during high-level discussions at COP26 to   Source: International Transport Workers’
           independent research- and development   drive decarbonisation of the industry and   Federation (ITF)
           center working with industry players   support millions of seafarers through
           across the energy- and shipping sectors   shipping’s green transition.
           to mature viable decarbonization path-  The task force will push forward ship-
           ways for shipping globally. With Partners,   ping’s climate goals while protecting its
           the Center facilitates the development   works and their communities, ensuring
           and implementation of new energy and   opportunity for all. It will focus on the de-
           maritime technologies and accelerates   velopment of new green skills and green
           the transition by defining strategic ways to   and decent working conditions, identifying
           drive the required systemic and regulatory   best practices across the value chain, and
           change. The Center is Copenhagen-based   providing policy recommendations for an
           and has a partner base of global compa-  equitable transition - with a specific focus
           nies across the maritime eco system.   on developing economies.
           You can visit Minerva Gas website at www.  Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS, said:
                      “Many of our seafarers, who come from
                                              developing nations, are witnessing first-
           Source: Minerva Gas Press Release   hand the effects of climate change. We
                                              must ensure they are given the green skills
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