John Swire & Sons (JSS) has signed a long-term partnership agreement with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

London-based JSS, the parent of the Swire Group, which includes China Navigation, Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, will collaborate with the centre to "explore opportunities to fund and research practical solutions to accelerate decarbonisation in the shipping industry".

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, who was named chief executive of the centre in June last year, said he had great expectations of what the partnership will achieve.