Sustainability underpins A.P. Møller-Maersk’s pledge to be the responsible logistics partner of choice for the chemical industry, reads a Maersk release.
Global Vertical Head of Chemicals, Patrick Hore, explains how the end-to-end international freight services partner is leading by example.
Pledge to decarbonise shipping
Maersk has pledged to decarbonise its entire business by 2040. This updated commitment coincides with Maersk’s aim to become the end-to-end integrator of container logistics and follows a series of investments to stay at the forefront of sustainable logistics; including modern technologies, new fuels, and new vessels.
Global Vertical Head of Chemicals for A.P. Møller-Maersk, Patrick Hore, explains that sustainable partnerships built on collaboration and trust are key to the success of this ambitious mission.
Environmentally sustainable logistics
Maersk’s bold transition to environmentally sustainable logistics and supply chain management will cover all areas of operations: from sea and air to rail and road. This transition will offer solid, strength-in-depth support to customers who are either embarking on – or have reached a critical stage – of their own decarbonisation journeys.
Currently, the global transport and logistics industry produces approximately 3.5 billion tonnes of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions per year. Maersk has been very transparent about its own contribution to the issue, with a share of around 1% of the total transport and logistics emissions recorded.
Green methanol compatible vessels
With Maersk’s ambitious Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals feeding directly into their end-to-end (E2E) integrator strategy, the company already offers several innovative solutions to support its customers with emissions insights and ways to decarbonise their supply chains, from low emissions shipping solutions such as Maersk ECO Delivery to electric trucks and low emission warehouses.
Additionally, sustainable aviation fuels will power 30% of Maersk’s air freight by 2030, and orders have been placed for 19 dual-fuel container ships capable of running on green methanol.
The first of these green methanol compatible vessels is due to launch on Scandinavian routes as early as next year. Once all 19 ships are operating on international trade routes, an estimated 2.3 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions will be saved annually.
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