AP Moller-Maersk will deploy "crisis" measures to hit its target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, according to head of decarbonisation Morten Bo Christiansen.

He believes the Danish giant can achieve its target of bringing forward its zero-carbon goal by a whole decade by treating the decarbonisation issue as an "emergency".

"We have realised this problem is for real and it's only getting worse," Christiansen told TradeWinds.

"And we are, as an industry and as a company, part of the problem, so we must be part of the solution.