- Volvo Cars cooperates with Maersk and other companies to reduce the impact of ocean logistics on global greenhouse gases (GHG). For its decarbonisation product, ECO Delivery Ocean, Maersk replaces fossil fuels on board its ships with second-generation biodiesel based on waste feedstock, to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from seaborne shipments by customers in the supply chain.
- With nearly 15,000 containers under Maersk ECO Delivery Ocean, Volvo will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28,000 tons over the next 12 months*. Maersk’s ECO Delivery Ocean solution will be used for the inbound ocean container movement of production materials destined for Volvo Cars’ manufacturing plants in China, Europe and the Americas, as well as the global distribution of spare parts in ocean containers. The first ECO Delivery shipments started in June.
- * Maersk Green Fuels and its supply chain are verified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) through sustainability documentation. The emissions accounting methodology is based on Clean Freight and Global Logistics Emissions Council emission factors and is certified by the Smart Freight Center. Maersk ensures automatic performance tracking of Maersk ECO Delivery shipments. A Maersk ECO Delivery CO2 reduction certificate will be issued. The process, audited by PwC in accordance with the International Standard for Assurance Engagements 3410 (ISAE 3410 – Assurance Engagements for Greenhouse Gas Claims), demonstrates CO2 reductions within the scope of Maersk’s ECO delivery agreement.
- Birna Odefors – Managing Director of Maersk’s Area Nordics said
“Volvo Cars and Maersk are both aiming to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040. We have an ambitious pace of decarbonisation and we are joining forces to maximize our net zero supply chain. We are delighted Volvo Cars has chosen our ECO Delivery Ocean solution because we can only achieve our goals together with our customers. These close collaborations are essential to achieve our ambitious shared decarbonization goals.”
- Javier Varela – Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of Volvo Cars said
“Renewable fuels are not the ultimate goal of eliminating CO2 from the world’s maritime transport needs. However, this initiative shows that we can act now, implement solutions, and achieve significant results while we wait for long-term technological alternatives. We also hope to inspire other Automakers act to increase demand for carbon-efficient ocean transport and establish renewable fuels as an effective medium-term solution. We all have a responsibility to act.”
- In addition, Javier Varela stated that “we continue to explore all possibilities of sustainable development in all aspects of our supply chain and in all areas of our business,” “as we work towards our goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2040, our The list of initiatives continues to grow.” Our aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of our vehicles over their entire lifecycle by 40% between 2018 and 2025, which requires a 25% reduction in emissions from our activities, including logistics. We also plan to achieve carbon neutral production by 2025. Both milestones are important steps towards our goal of carbon neutrality.
- The cooperation between Volvo and Maersk is mutual customers and joint emission reduction partners. Volvo Trucks is the market leader in heavy electric trucks in Europe in 2021 with a 42% market share and also leads in North America. As of 2022, Volvo Trucks will have a total of six electric trucks in production. It has the most complete lineup of electric products in the global truck industry, covering various fields from urban distribution and waste disposal to construction transportation and regional transportation.
- Providing electric, zero-emission transport has clearly become a key competitive advantage. In early March 2022, Volvo announced that Volvo Trucks North America had won an order from Maersk for 110 Volvo VNR electric trucks. The deal adds to a previous order for 16 vehicles of the same model and is the largest single commercial order for Volvo Electric Trucks. The order was placed by the Performance Team under the Maersk Group, which means that 126 such electric trucks will serve the Performance Team in total.
- In June this year, Maersk once again announced a new initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in inland container transportation by purchasing 25 state-of-the-art Volvo FH electric trucks in Germany. This strategic investment underscores Maersk’s commitment to decarbonize global logistics and become a net zero company across all business sectors and all modes of transport by 2040.