Europris, a Norwegian retail company, has chosen A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk)’s ECO Delivery product to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from seaborne logistics.
According to Maersk, Europris has more than 260 supermarkets and is one of the largest importers of containerised goods from Asia into the country.
Maersk’s ECO Delivery Ocean service allows clients to manage transportation entirely with certified green fuels at a set rate.
Maersk reports that the equivalent GHG savings are certified to customers, and these shipments will be exempted from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) tariffs in the future.
Europris aims to reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C target. The Norwegian company is working towards zero emissions by 2050.
Europris is reportedly decreasing its GHG emissions from ocean transports with ECO Delivery by more than 80 per cent or in concrete figures over 3,270 tonnes CO2e in 2023 and another estimated 6,250 tonnes CO2e in 2024.
This is made possible by replacing fossil fuels on Maersk ships with second generation biodiesel or bio-methanol based on waste feedstocks.
Birna Odefors, Managing Director of Maersk’s Area Nordics, said: “Europris is among the first customers that is shipping 100 per cent of its cargo under Maersk care with ECO Delivery. It is very exciting to see more and more of our customers going 100 per cent in to reduce their emissions from seaborne transports instantly and without any compromises.”
Pål-Christian Andersen, Logistics Director at Europris, stated: “The reduction of our GHG emissions is an important strategic goal for our company. The cooperation with partners that seek modern solutions and opportunities are therefore imperative for achieving our ambitions.”