Maersk Line Inks Major Shipping Pact

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Maersk Line has signed a five-year carbon reduction pact with Huawei Technologies, a global leading telecom solutions provider and the world’s third largest mobile phone manufacturer.

Head of Maersk Line Greater China Silvia Ding and Huawei Technologies Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer Alan Aicken presented the ‘Carbon Pact Certificate’.

This agreement integrates both companies’ sustainability commitments to reduce Huawei’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 18% from 2016 to 2020.

Alan Aicken, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Huawei Technologies, said: “Huawei and Maersk Line share a common commitment to sustainable growth. The Carbon Pact confirms our mutual values and aspirations.”

This commitment was first validated in September 2015, when Huawei honoured Maersk Line with their ‘Sustainability Excellence Award’ as a symbol of the strategic relationship.

Silvia Ding, Head of Maersk Line in Greater China, said: “For Maersk Line, jointly signing a carbon pact is a milestone in our relationship with Huawei. The partnership enables transparency related to container transportation, ultimately moving the sustainability agenda forward in China.

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“We are happy to contribute to Huawei’s ambitions to reduce emissions in their value chain, as well as to take our business relationship to the next level by bringing sustainability elements into purchasing decisions.”

The Carbon Pact with Huawei does not stand alone. In November, 2015, Maersk Line was also given the praise of being ‘the excellent core partner’ in its annual ‘Core Partner’s Convention’.

Daisy Yuan, Key Client Manager in Greater China for Huawei Technologies, said: “One of the reasons for Huawei’s success is that we are helping them protect their reputation as a trusted brand with a contract that has on-time delivery and proactive, dedicated customer service as its top priorities.”

An aligned implementation plan will be developed to operationalise the carbon pact, manage expectations and track progress over time.

Maersk Line is driving similar agreements with other selected strategic customers in China. This is with the purpose of leveraging on its investments in energy efficiency and carbon reductions and to create further opportunities to expand its business.

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