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Hapag-Lloyd becomes partner in Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

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Hapag-Lloyd has become a strategic partner in the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore.

The German container line is the seventh industry partner in GCMD, which was founded last August with commitments from six industry players as well as the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

As with previous industry partners Hapag-Lloyd will be injecting SGD10m ($7.4m) in funding boosting the centre’s ability to conduct pilots and trials.

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen will also be joining GCMD’s governing board.

"Through our strategic partnership with the Global Centre for Decarbonisation (GCMD), we will combine our efforts towards climate-neutral shipping. I am very honored to be welcomed to the board of the GCMD," he said. 

Hapag-Lloyd is the second container line to become partner of GCMD following its alliance partner Ocean Network Express. Combined the two lines operate 13% of global container shipping capacity.

Prof Lynn Loo, CEO of GCMD commented: “Hapag-Lloyd is a forward-leaning organisation and has a strong presence in the container shipping business. With strong commitment and ambition, the participation of Hapag-Lloyd as a strategic partner will allow both organisations to share knowledge, build on existing initiatives and provide additional resources for pilots and trials.”

The five other industry partners in GCMD are: BHP, BW, DNV Foundation, Eastern Pacific Shipping, and Sembcorp Marine.

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