Höegh Autoliners has become a signatory of the ‘Getting to Zero’ coalition’s Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation.

The Call to Action includes three demands: To commit to decarbonising international shipping by 2050; support industrial scale zero emission shipping projects through national action and deliver policy measures that will make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030.

“In our commitment to build a more sustainable maritime industry and combat climate change, we are accelerating our decarbonisation efforts,” said Höegh Autoliners CEO, Andreas Enger.

“We have set an ambitious net zero emissions target by 2040 and we believe we will achieve this through investments in future technology and newbuilds.

“To drive the maritime industry to a zero emissions future, collaboration will be key. Through joint action and partnerships, we stand stronger and better equipped to succeed in our long-term climate ambition.”

Since 2008, the company has achieved an improved carbon intensity of 37% in its fleet and is on track to meeting the International Maritime Organisation’s 2030 40% intensity reduction target.

The recently-launched Aurora class design is a step in the company’s sustainability commitment.

The vessel is the first in the segment to be ready for operation on carbon neutral ammonia.