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Deal to ship 20,000 FEU with the Eco Delivery programme

Amazon & Maersk top eco-shipping

by Port News Editorial Staff

A.P. Moller – Maersk and Amazon have come to  a year-long agreement to ship 20,000 40-foot containers (FEUs) through Maersk’s ‘Eco Delivery’ ocean services programme, which allows companies to choose an ocean freight programme that uses biofuel instead of traditional fossil.

Maersk estimates that this agreement will contribute to a reduction of 44,600 tonnes of CO2 compared to standard fuel. This is the fourth consecutive year that Amazon and Maersk have organized container shipments using low greenhouse gas fuel options.

Adam Baker, vice-president of Global Transportation at Amazon said his company was  proud to collaborate with Maersk on viable solutions to decarbonize shipping and that they were excited about  having  containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder ship and to continue using their biofuel.

The ECO Delivery biofuel option offers emission reductions that provide customers with immediate, externally verified greenhouse gas savings. This year, Amazon will benefit from a new ECO Delivery product feature that will entail using green methanol in addition to biodiesel as the second green fuel in the fleet.

ECO Delivery uses primary fuel consumption data to report emission savings with greater accuracy, including other greenhouse gases besides CO2. The new model also provides price certainty and stability and is not linked to the fossil fuel market.

Translation by Giles Foster

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