Denmark's Maersk Line has launched the world's largest marine biofuel pilot scheme.

The Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) said members including FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever have teamed up with the shipowner to take a step towards the decarbonisation of shipping.

Maersk will test out sustainable second-generation biofuel on a large triple-E ship of more than 18,000 teu.