A.P. Moller – Maersk partners with Taulov Dry Port to build first of its kind green warehouse in Denmark

Lining with its strategy to accelerate the delivery of fulfillment capability in Denmark, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced the construction of its first low GHG emissions contract logistics warehouse in Denmark realized in partnership with Taulov Dry Port, which is a Danish joint venture between ADP A/S and PFA Pension.

We are pleased to announce our first green contract logistics warehouse in Denmark. Many of our customers are looking for long-term partners that have such capabilities to reduce their entire climate footprint. The Taulov facility also has a strategic position in Europe and will be a key asset to serve our customers as a deconsolidation point and add value by optimizing transport modes with its port, rail, and road links creating flexibility inflows by accelerating or slowing down supply chains.

Birna Odefors, Area Managing Director, Nordics, A.P. Moller – Maersk

The green contract logistics warehouse is per Maersk’s overall goal of decarbonizing its entire operations in full by 2040 and therefore will be built to BREEAM Excellent standards with zero direct emissions from operations.

Scheduled to be operational by 2040, the facility will be spread across 40.000 sqm, with an option to add another additional 40.000 sqm. It will be located in Taulov in South Denmark underpinning Maersk´s strong logistics footprint in Northern Europe and responding to rising market demands.

The typical customer needs in the fields of contract logistics are to support their inventory control, cost optimization, extended visibility, speed to market, and a consistent, sustainable flow of goods to reinforce their supply chain resilience. As consequence, many of our customers are looking to build upon their offerings to their markets and require logistics partners with asset control to support their growth strategies, by establishing long-term sustainable contract logistics solutions and not just to cover the short-term demand arising due to COVID-19.

Birna Odefors, Area Managing Director, Nordics, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Maersk under its emission target entails that at least 90 pct. of its global cold chain and contract logistics operations will be certified as green by 2030 (scopes 1 and 2).

The commercial land and the logistic premises are owned by Taulov Dry Port- the joint-venture partnership between ADP A/S and PFA Pension. Established in 2017, the joint venture is based on ambitions of being innovative in the development of modern storage and logistics buildings and leading sustainable transport infrastructure, which among other things includes the construction of Denmark’s largest hydrogen refueling station. The parties have agreed upon a 12 years lease with Maersk with the option to both extend and expand. The warehouse will be built by Taulov Dry Port based on Maersk’s specifications and design.

The agreement with Maersk to build the first logistics warehouse with zero emission from fuel and energy is another milestone for the development of the Taulov Dry Port and is an important step in the long-term partnership.

We are proud to be part of Maersk´s sustainable value chain supporting their customers with visionary sustainable logistics solutions. Taulov Dry Port is a European multimodal logistic hub and a key player in the green transition of the logistic sector due to the sustainable infrastructure with the Port of Fredericia, the motorway, and the railway network. Soon the area will also be ready for the transition towards new green fuels such as hydrogen, which will be an important asset for Maersk as well as our other customers.
Rune D. Rasmussen

The ambitious project has been boosted due to advances in technology, new industry standards, and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains. The facility will be equipped with electrified equipment and solar panels. The excess renewable energy produced will be fed to the grid. Battery-driven trucks will be used for all of the shunting operations and hydrogen stations are planned within 150 meters of the site.

The warehouse has a zero-emissions approach to both direct and indirect aspects of the operations, so charging not only will be provided to electric commercial trucks and cars, but also to private cars, bicycles, and electric scooters.

This important partnership once again proves that Denmark is at the forefront of the green transition and that climate and logistics can go hand in hand. As Denmark’s largest property investor, PFA has set an ambitious goal of cutting 33 percent of the emissions from our Danish portfolio by 2025, and Maersk will now become a decisive part of this to generate long-term and sustainable returns for our 1.4 million Danish pension customers.

Michael Bruhn, Executive Director at PFA

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