THE parent company of the Swire Group has partnered with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, for a long-term strategic collaboration around the development of safe and sustainable decarbonisation solutions for the maritime industry.

As a strategic partner, John Swire & Sons will be closely involved with the centre team and provide support in realising the centre’s transition strategy. Working together, they will explore opportunities to fund and research practical solutions to accelerate decarbonisation in the shipping industry.

John Swire & Sons will also join the centre advisory board guiding and contributing to the future development of the centre activities. As a multidisciplinary group Swire brings expertise across a diverse range of sectors and geographies, as well as valuable insights into regulatory and financing services.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen said, “As a diversified company, Swire brings experience and know-how from a wide range of segments and can help us bridge learnings across disciplines and sectors which is essential when you are changing an entire business system.

“We have a shared commitment to fight climate change through innovative and forward-looking solutions and I look very much forward to the collaboration.”


Sam Swire, director of John Swire & Sons Limited said, “Next year, the Swire Group will have been involved in shipping for 150 years.

“Becoming a partner in the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is an exciting step for us.

“We are committed to a sustainable shipping industry and this partnership allows us to work together with like-minded organisations to help the industry achieve that goal.”

The Swire Group is a multinational, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operations in the Asia Pacific region, centred on the greater China area.

John Swire & Sons Limited operates a range of businesses, including deep-sea shipping, cold storage, offshore and road transport logistics services, waste to energy, mining services, and beverage ingredients with its main areas of operation in Australia, Papua New Guinea, east Africa, Sri Lanka, the US and the UK.