Maersk tests heavy-duty e-truck solutions in Brazil

Maersk tests heavy-duty e-truck solutions in Brazil

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has conducted two pilots to provide electric truck capabilities to customers in Brazil.

The pilots were done with heavy-duty tractor units, that would allow the transportation of containers (FCL).

The two-week pilots were carried out with two different EV truck manufacturers in Brazil.

To analyse the possibilities of providing landside connectivity, Maersk conducted the pilots in the metropolitan region of São Paulo on a 100 kilometre span between Barueri – Barra Funda – São Bernardo do Campo (charging station), and in the state of Santa Catarina between Itapoa – Araquari (round trip) on a 230 kilometre span.

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Karin Schoner, Managing Director for the East Coast of South America at Maersk, said: “Intermodal connectivity is crucial to link Brazil’s population with goods arriving and being exported in the ports.

“With 60 per cent of Brazilians living within 200 kilometres of the coast, cabotage is vital, but integrating rail, trucking, and support distribution centres is key to ensure end-to-end- integrated logistics.”

Maersk installed electric charging stations in its operational zones enabling pilots to refuel at night.

To reach climate neutral landside transportation solutions by 2040, the shipping line is reportedly putting emphasize on electrification in heavy-duty trucks in conjunction with its clients, as well as exploring one-time emission reduction possibilities within the modal shift.

READ: Maersk obtains e-trucks for green transports in Germany

Alexis Rodriguez, Head of Energy Transition Execution for Latin America at Maersk, stated: “This pilot will facilitate the test and develop of sustainable solutions for our customers, that can help them deliver on their environmental and ESG objectives.

“In our journey to become net zero by 2040, Maersk will continue searching sustainable solutions in the Latin American, to meet both the rising demand from our customers for a cleaner end-to-end integrated logistics, as well as delivering on our own decarbonisation commitments.”

This month, Maersk opened a new technology-driven Warehousing & Distribution (W&D) facility in Douala, Cameroon.

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