Maersk: our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains
A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) will add 300 electric trucks to its North America network – making it the largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.
The trucks will be delivered between 2023 – 2025 for use by Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transportation business called Performance Team – A Maersk Company. The trucks will be operated using Einride’s digital road freight operating system and charging solutions. They will operate as part of Performance Team’s road freight network.
Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual. Today’s order is an important step in building our end-to-end, landside decarbonisation foundation while also addressing customers inland transportation pain points. Maersk has a comprehensive decarbonisation plan in motion for our Ocean activities which represent 93% of all company-related emissions. This order marks the expansion of our ambitions to cover all services across transport modes.
This is one of the biggest deals ever made to make transportation sustainable, and it comes at a critical time. Not only is the road freight industry responsible for close to 8% of all global CO2 emissions – a number that will continue to grow if cost-effective change is not made today – but you also have a world that is more aware than ever before about the urgent need to shift to electric. I admire Maersk for its boldness in leading the way – for standing out in its commitments as a shipper to tangibly make the transition happen.
Maersk Growth invested in Einride in 2021 with an intention to be part of their journey, working closely with an electric and technology-focused player to accelerate the decarbonisation of trucking activities. The partnership is part of a global framework enabling collaboration in locations also outside the US in the future and Maersk is now accelerating these efforts with the North America order.
Maersk’s long-term goal in North America is to move toward a fully electric trucking fleet to offer customers an environmentally-friendly alternative for short-haul trucking.