Japanese technology company Mitsui & Co has agreed to the secondment of specialist technicians to the Copenhagen-based JapanMærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, following the signing of a partnership agreement.

Mitsui and the centre say they are “committing to a long-term strategic collaboration” to develop zero carbon technologies with other centre partners for use in the maritime industry. In addition Mitsui will join the centre’s advisory board which contributes to the strategic development and direction of the centre.

In a joint statement, the companies said, “Mitsui & Co. will join forces with the centre and other leading players across the shipping sector in the development of future fuels for maritime, their supply chain and their implementation pathways incl. renewable power generation and the design and development of conceptual zero carbon vessels.”

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center director Bo Cerup-Simonsen said, “Mitsui & Co. brings extensive experience within innovation and development across the energy- and maritime value chains as well as technical and commercial expertise. These are key elements in creating, not only the technical solutions of tomorrow, but also a credible transition strategy towards zero carbon shipping in 2050.”

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