Volvo Cars partners with Maersk to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint

Volvo Cars, the Swedish car manufacturer partners with Maersk to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint from seaborne logistics. For its decarbonisation product ECO Delivery Ocean, Maersk substitutes fossil fuels on its ships with second generation biodiesel based on waste feedstocks to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of customers’ ocean transport directly in the Ocean supply chain, i.e., without compensatory measures like offsetting.

With almost 15,000 containers under Maersk ECO Delivery Ocean, Volvo Cars will reduce GHG emissions by 28,000 tonnes within the next twelve months. Maersk’s ECO Delivery Ocean solution will be used for inbound ocean container transports of production material destined for Volvo Cars’ manufacturing plants based in China, Europe, and the Americas, as well as spare parts distribution made globally by ocean container transports. The first ECO Delivery transports commenced in June.

“Volvo Cars and Maersk have both the target to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040. Sharing this ambitious pace in the decarbonisation, we are joining forces to maximise the progress towards net zero supply chains. We are delighted that Volvo Cars have selected our ECO Delivery Ocean solution, because we can reach our goals only together with our customers. These close collaborations are essential to deliver on our ambitious, mutual decarbonisation goals.” says Birna Odefors, Managing Director of Maersk’s Area Nordics.

With ECO Delivery Ocean, Maersk offers its customers the opportunity to handle transports completely with certified biodiesel from waste resources for a small and fixed additional cost. The corresponding greenhouse gas savings are confirmed to the customers with a verified certificate.

Source: Maersk