AP Moller – Maersk has finalised an agreement for 2023-2024 involving the transportation of 20,000 FFE containers using green biofuel through Maersk’s ocean product offering. This, says Maesrk, will contribute towards a reduction in 44,600 metric tons of CO2e vs standard bunker fuel, which is equal to around 50 million pounds of coal burned.
“We’re proud to collaborate with Maersk, a Climate Pledge signatory and leader in shipping logistics, on actionable solutions to decarbonise maritime shipping,” said Adam Baker, VP global transportation, Amazon. “We’re excited to have containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder vessel and to continue using their biofuel.”
“Amazon’s record of securing sustainable shipping over the years, no matter the business climate, is a testament to its contributions to building a better future. We share a common goal with Amazon to reduce our total GHG emissions to net zero by 2040. As co-signers of the ClimatePledge, we must constantly create new opportunities to make this a decade of action. Decarbonising shipping is one significant step that is to be combined with many others to protect our future,” said Narin Phol, President North America, A.P. Moller-Maersk.