Ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and has committed to running at least 5 percent of its deepsea shipping activities on either green ammonia or green methanol by 2030.

Höegh Autoliners

Credit: Höegh Autoliners

Led by the World Economic Forum and the US government, the FMC targets hard-to-decarbonise sectors including aluminium, aviation, chemicals, concrete, shipping, steel, and trucking, which are responsible for 30 percent of global emissions.

“I am delighted to announce that we have joined the FMC. This is a proud moment for our company and a decisive step on our path to zero and our ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2040,” said Höegh Autoliners ceo, Andreas Enger. “Through our Aurora new building program, we firmly believe we will be able to meet or exceed the aim of having 5% of our deep sea operation on carbon neutral fuels, and we encourage both our customers and competitors to also join the FMC.”

In general, FMC member companies commit to purchasing a percentage of near-zero or zero-carbon solutions from suppliers, despite the premium cost. FMC believes that if enough global companies commit a certain percentage of future purchasing to clean technologies in this decade, this will create a market tipping point that will accelerate their affordability and drive long-term, net-zero transformation across industrial value chains. All FMC members must deliver on their commitments by 2030.

More than 50 firms including Ford Motor Company, Volvo, Aker ASA, Yara International, Amazon, and A.P. Møller – Mærsk now make up the coalition.