Maersk Line is extending its program to cut sulfur emissions on its services to New Zealand.
The Danish carrier said Tuesday it will switch from using bunker fuel to low-sulfur fuel when it calls at all nine ports on its service schedule in New Zealand.
The switch reduces sulfur emissions into the air by 80-95 percent while ships are in port.
The shipping line has committed itself to implementing fuel switch programs in at least 10 global locations by 2015.
Maersk Line started voluntarily switching to low-sulfur fuels in California in 2006, and has steadily extended the program to other regions, including ports in Texas, Hong Kong and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
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