Danish owner Norden has set up a new dedicated decarbonisation position within the company in order to meet its emission reduction targets.
The role will be led by Henrik Røjel, who serves as senior performance manager in the company’s fuel efficiency team. Røjel will be responsible for driving the company’s decarbonisation agenda, to accelerate efforts in developing CO2 neutral transportation to customers and to ensure all initiatives on decarbonisation are coordinated and prioritised.
Norden said the company is committed to taking a leading role in decarbonisation of the shipping industry in order to meet the ambitious target set by IMO to at least halve the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.
“We want to further intensify our efforts to drive the shipping industry towards a cleaner future and offer our customers CO2 neutral transportation. We have come a long way by increasing our fuel efficiency, but it is initiatives such as testing new CO2 neutral fuel, that is needed in order to meet the targets set out, ” said Norden CEO Jan Rindbo.
Last year, Norden completed a test voyage on a large ocean going vessel powered 100% by CO2 neutral biofuel.
“My ambition is to truly work to make a difference. I look forward to drawing on the vast knowledge and experience in the entire Norden organisation and to take Norden forward, working with the industry to create real, lasting results,” said Røjel.