Danish A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and Amazon have finalized a 2023-2024 agreement for the transport of 20,000 FFE containers, using green biofuel through Maersk’s “ECO Delivery” ocean product offering.

Maersk estimates this purchase will contribute to a reduction in 44,600 metric tons of CO2e vs standard bunker fuel, roughly equivalent to 50 million pounds of coal burned.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Amazon and Maersk have arranged container shipping using low GHG fuel options.

The ECO Delivery biofuel option offers emission reductions that enable immediate and externally verified GHG savings for customers, as Maersk notes, without compensatory measures like offsetting.

As the Danish giant also claims, 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 bio diesel as a second “green fuel” in the vessel fleet.

Narin Phol, president North America, of Maersk, says that both partners share a common goal to reduce total GHG emissions to net zero by 2040.

“As cosigners of the Climate Pledge, we must constantly create new opportunities to make this a decade of action. Decarbonizing shipping is one significant step that is to be combined with many others to protect our future.”

Adam Baker, Vice President of Global Transportation at Amazon, expressed his enthusiasm on having containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder vessel, and on the use of their biofuel.