Triple-E ships honoured as top sustainable solution at Rio+20
Maersk Line’s Triple-E class
has joined the ranks of the world’s top 100 sustainable solutions. The
Sustainia100 award was announced at Rio+20.
At the United Nations Conference
on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) here, the Triple-E class was chosen for a
prestigious list of innovative solutions that drive sustainable development.
Standing for Economy of scale,
Energy efficiency and Environmentally improved, the Triple-E ships set a new
standard for how world trade is conducted. The ships will reduce CO2 emissions
by more than 50 per cent per container moved compared to the current industry
averages on the Asia-Europe trade.
"We need to make more people
aware of these solutions and inspire more to act. With the Sustainia100 there is
no excuse for not choosing a sustainable path to the future", said Ms Gro
Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, former Director-General of
the World Health Organisation and a member of the Elders Team.
Sustainia100 is a complete guide
to innovative and scalable solutions to create desirable and sustainable
societies. The solutions are gathered from 56 countries and businesses and
represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy,
fashion, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation.
"We are thrilled that Maersk
Line’s next generation ships have been named to Sustainia100. Our ambition to
deliver solutions for economic growth in a low carbon economy is a strong driver
for innovation in ship design," said Mr John Kornerup Bang, Lead Advisor on
Climate and Environment in the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.
The first Triple-E ships will be deployed in
2013. They come with a Cradle to Cradle passport for high quality recycling.
Source : Exim
News Service - Rio de Janeiro, June 26