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Maersk partners with Novo Nordisk on global cold chain logistics and sustainability goals

Post By : Basundhara Choudhury
Post Date : December 19, 2020
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In a big step towards boosting cold chain logistics and meeting sustainability goals, A.P. Moller – Maersk today announced the signing of a logistics agreement with Novo Nordisk from 2021.

The partnership comes under the promise of reducing carbon footprint in transportation with Maersk´s ECO Delivery.

Maersk’s ECO Delivery is a more sustainable choice that provides immediate carbon reductions in transportation.

The initiative uses sustainable biofuel to power selected Maersk-vessels and helps Novo Nordisk to make progress towards its ambitious sustainability goals.

The three-year agreement on cold chain logistics covers transportation including ocean services and inland logistics.

“We are proud to be chosen as one of Novo Nordisk´s main logistic companies. Transporting pharmaceuticals on a global level is a demanding task with various complexities that require flexible and resilient supply chains as well as digital and eco-friendly solutions. This achievement showcases the rapid transformation of A.P. Moller – Maersk as a modern end-to-end logistics company with fully controlled assets.”

~Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and CEO Ocean and Logistics. A.P. Moller – Maersk


One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Novo Nordisk has chosen Maersk´s ECO Delivery to reduce the carbon footprint in transportation. The initiative uses sustainable biofuel to power selected Maersk-vessels and helps Novo Nordisk to make progress towards its ambitious sustainability goals.

The global agreement will come into effect as of 1st April 2021.

“Our ambition of achieving zero environmental impact is a cornerstone of our aspiration to be a truly sustainable business. We consider A.P. Moller – Maersk to be the right global distribution partner to secure the steady, environmentally friendly delivery of our high-value shipments and we look forward to the collaboration.”

~Rune Sylow, Corporate Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Novo Nordisk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 80,000 people.

Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsværd, Denmark, with production facilities in eight countries, and affiliates or offices in 5 countries

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