Category: Press Release

Read about our research and advocacy for zero-emissions maritime shipping.

Apple releases “Mother Nature” ad, touts maritime shipping
September 21, 2023 — Apple released a “Mother Nature” ad touting its 2020 promise to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero by 2030. The ad shows the Apple environmental team giving Mother Nature a status report. In one moment, an Apple team member says, “I’m proud to report that we’re shipping more products by ocean rather than air, which reduces transportation emissions by 95%.”
Amazon, IKEA, Patagonia and 20+ major brands launch initiative to accelerate the transition to zero-emission fuels
September 13, 2023 — Today, the Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA) announced a Request for Proposals (RfP) for 600,000 20-foot containers (TEUs) over a 3-year period on ocean vessels powered by zero-emission fuels. The mission of ZEMBA is to accelerate commercial deployment of zero-emission shipping, by leveraging companies’ collective buying power to accelerate the zero-emission vessel market and realize the ambition of zero-emission ocean shipping by 2040. 
Inaugural Report Card on Ocean Ship Pollution: Major Retailers, Ocean Carrier Lines Earn Failing Grades
August 3, 2023 — A report card released today by the Ship It Zero campaign reveals that few retailers and carrier lines are tracking their devastating climate change emissions from global ocean shipping. Additionally, few carriers are taking the necessary steps to decarbonize their shipping fleets in the face of the climate change crisis and are failing to limit shipping emissions to keep in the range of a 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) global temperature rise. The shipping industry is failing to do its part to address the climate crisis, and today’s report card puts retailers and carrier lines on notice to clean up their shipping problem.
CMA CGM pulls ahead in zero-emission ocean shipping race, still trails Maersk in reducing LNG fleet
April 12, 2023 — SAN FRANCISCO – CMA CGM, the top ocean shipping supplier for Walmart, announced that it has ordered 12 methanol-powered container ships, pulling ahead of Maersk with the most orders for zero-emission ships. In June of last year, the company announced that it had ordered six ships with dual-fuel methanol engines as part of its climate strategy.