Maersk to ship goods on green fuels for Nestlé

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has decided to cut its ocean logistics greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using Maersk’s ECO Delivery solution, which includes transporting goods on certified green fuels.


Under the agreement, the company will use Maersk’s ECO Delivery solution for 100% of its ocean containers shipped by Maersk in 2023, with an option to extend this agreement into 2024 and beyond. The seaborne emissions of these transports are being reduced by over 80% compared to the usage of conventional fossil fuels, according to Maersk.

Nestlé’s goal is a 50% reduction of its total emissions by 2030 and to be net zero by 2050. With scope 3 emissions being the major part of the overall emissions, ECO Delivery also serves for abatement of scope 3 emissions caused by ocean transports. Nestlé’s water beverages and Nespresso have been two brands using ECO Delivery since 2021. Furthermore, the company is one of Maersk’s partners in piloting low GHG emission landside transports, e.g. by rail or electric trucks.

“This is a very decisive step of Nestlé to use our very low GHG emission solution for 100% of their ocean cargo with Maersk. We are proud and delighted to make this immense emission savings possible with our ECO Delivery. Having green fuel solutions like ECO Delivery at hand, it still takes such impressive commitments of our customers like Nestlé to make the decarbonization of our shipping and landside logistics actually happen,” Johan Sigsgaard, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Ocean of A.P. Moller – Maersk.

Since 2023, Maersk has seen a trend of more and more global and national leading companies using the ECO Delivery very low emission solution.

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