Amazon, Ikea and Inditex commit to zero-carbon shipping by 2040

Container ship

A group of nine major international companies has pledged to use only zero-emission ships to transport goods by 2040 in a fresh attempt to decarbonise ocean shipping.

Amazon, Inditex, Ikea and Unilever are among the multinationals that have committed to the target. The businesses have vowed to only use ocean freight services powered by zero-carbon marine fuels – a goal they plan to hit within the next two decades.  

The fuels must have zero greenhouse emissions on a lifecycle basis, including in their production, not just during use.

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