Amazon and Maersk agree to transport eco-friendly biofuels.

Maersk's first methanol-enabled container vessel is pictured in this handout image obtained by Reuters on August 16, 2023. Maersk/Handout via REUTERS
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Retail giant Amazon and shipping company Maersk have agreed to transport 20,000 containers of green biofuel through Maersk’s ECO Delivery marine product offering. This is the fourth year in a row that Amazon and Maersk have partnered to use low greenhouse gas fuel options for containerized shipping. The use of green biofuel is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 44,600 tonnes. In addition to biodiesel, Amazon will also use green methanol as a second green fuel in its shipping fleet. Both companies are committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 as part of the Climate Pledge.

The ECO Delivery biofuel option offers immediate and externally verified greenhouse gas savings without the need for offsets or other compensating measures. Amazon’s vice president of global transportation, Adam Baker, praised the partnership with Maersk and highlighted their shared commitment to decarbonize maritime shipping. Maersk’s President of North America, Narin Phol, emphasized the importance of decarbonizing shipping as a crucial step to protect the future, alongside other measures.

The collaboration between Amazon and Maersk, two leaders in their respective industries, demonstrates a commitment to sustainable shipping practices and reducing carbon emissions. By using green biofuel and continuously seeking new opportunities for action, they aim to create a better future and contribute to a global effort towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This partnership is part of the Climate Pledge, which unites over 400 companies in 38 countries in their mission to achieve this goal.

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