FLORHAM PARK, NJ: Maersk and Amazon have agreed to ship containers using low GHG fuel options for a fourth consecutive year.
The 2023-2024 deal covers the delivery of 20,000 FFE (40ft-equivalent) containers using green biofuel Maersk says will cut emissions by a total 44,600 tonnes of CO2e compared to burning standard bunker fossil fuel.
Maersk defines ’green fuels’ as fuels with low to very low GHG emissions over their life cycle compared to fossil fuels.
Using the logistics company’s ‘ECO Delivery’ ocean biofuel option, Amazon can immediately verify and report its GHG savings and will also benefit from the use of green methanol as a second green fuel based on a price de-linked from the fossil fuel market.
“We’re proud to collaborate with Maersk, a Climate Pledge signatory and leader in shipping logistics, on actionable solutions to decarbonize maritime shipping,” said Adam Baker, vice president of Global Transportation at Amazon. “We’re [also] excited to have containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder vessel and to continue using their biofuel.”
Co-founded by Global Optimism and Amazon, the Climate Pledge is supported by over 400 companies in 38 countries.
The pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Signatories agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement; and neutralize any remaining emissions with credible offsets.
“Amazon’s record of securing sustainable shipping over the years, no matter the business climate, is testament to its contributions to building a better future,” said Narin Phol, president of A.P. Moller – Maersk for North America. “We share a common goal with Amazon to reduce our total GHG emissions to net-zero by 2040. As cosigners of the Climate Pledge, we must constantly create new opportunities to make this a decade of action. Decarbonizing shipping is one significant step that is to be combined with many others to protect our future,”
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