About us

We show the world
it is possible

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is real climate action. We are a not-for-profit, independent research and development center looking to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero future for the maritime industry. With our partners, we drive and facilitate development and implementation of new technologies; builds confidence in new concepts and mature viable strategic ways to drive the required systemic and regulatory change.

Our Mission

A visible and significant driving force in the decarbonizing journey of the maritime industry

Our Vision

Decarbonization of the maritime industry

Sailing toward carbon zero?

With 70.000 ships globally consuming 300M tons fuel p.a. the shipping-sector accounts for around 3% of global CO2 emissions. Despite being labelled a hard-to-abate sector the shipping industry has a strong commitment to reduce CO2 emissions significantly towards 2050. The race is on and accelerating an industry wide transition requires technology advancements, industry leadership and public ownership through global regulation and policies.

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping combines deep specialist knowledge with an industry wide perspective though strong partnerships. We drive the development of the needed technological solutions and provide strategic guidance. Our R&D activities are structured to support the need for technological advancements and we assess the individual solutions, their gaps and risks to increase transparency and de-risk decision making.

Core values

We dare to explore the unknown with an open mind

Decarbonizing shipping is a daunting challenge that requires bold decisions. Our credibility relies on us taking responsibility, challenge opinions and stand up for our beliefs.

We are passionate and compassionate

Decarbonizing shipping is more than a job to us. We are highly dedicated and committed to ensuring safe and sustainable solutions that protect and benefit people and planet.

We want to succeed together

Decarbonizing shipping is a team effort based on trust, and we openly and respectfully share our knowledge and drive collaboration across industries, geographies and teams for increased understanding and better decision making.

We are mission driven and persistent

Decarbonizing shipping requires action, and we take leadership to create real change. We inspire and influence the industry; we insist on the need for urgent change; and we show the world it is possible.


Current vacancies

Would you like to leave your mark on the decarbonization of shipping?

The Center is currently looking for exceptional people committed to take an active role in decarbonizing shipping within a number of different areas incl. energy pathways, renewable fuels, vessel powering technologies, alternative propulsion, regulations and finance.

Thank you!

We would like to thank the following for their support to the Center:

We employ the Microsoft Office software think-cell for the non-profit purposes of creating an industry wide transition strategy towards decarbonization of shipping.

Foundation Governance

The Foundation Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has in connection with the work on foundation governance prepared a statutory report on foundation governance, cf. section 77a of the Danish Financial Statements Act. The report will be updated yearly. The report is an integrated part of the management commentary in the annual report of the foundation for the following accounting period: 2020.

Form for “Statutory report on foundation governance" - View here