Maersk finalises biofuel delivery deal with Amazon
This is the fourth consecutive year that Amazon and Maersk have arranged container shipping using low GHG fuel options.
“We’re proud to collaborate with Maersk, a Climate Pledge signatory and leader in shipping logistics, on actionable solutions to decarbonize maritime shipping, We’re excited to have containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder vessel and to continue using their biofuel,” said Adam Baker, vice-president of global transportation at Amazon.
The ECO Delivery biofuel option offers emission reductions that enable immediate and externally verified GHG savings for customers, without compensatory measures like offsetting.
This year, Amazon will benefit from a new feature of the ECO Delivery product which will be enabled by also using green methanol in addition to the biodiesel as a second green fuel in the vessel fleet.
ECO Delivery is using primary data for fuel consumption in the methodology to report emissions savings with greater precision, inclusive of other greenhouse gases in addition to the CO2.
The new model also provides price certainty and stability and is de-linked from the fossil fuel market.
Co-founded by Global Optimism and Amazon, the Climate Pledge is powered by over 400 companies in 38 countries around the globe.