Logistics Manager: Maersk Partners with Einride to Deploy 300 Electric Trucks in the US
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Swedish freight technology company Einride is working with global transportation provider A.P. Moller-Maersk to expand its North American network. The agreement calls for Maersk to provide 300 electric trucks powered by Einride’s digital freight operating system and charging solutions. To begin, Einride will be delivering the connected vehicles between 2023-2025 for use by Maersk’s Performance Team.
“Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual,” said Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics, A.P. Moller – Maersk. “This 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 partnership marks the first major expansion of Einride’s operations in the US after launching initial plots last November. The two companies estimate electrification of more than 1 million shipments during the initial 5-year contract. Under the agreement, Einride will also be installing 150 charging stations to support the deployment of e-trucks. According to the CEO Robert Falck, “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…but you also have a world that is more aware than ever before about the urgent need to shift to electric,” he added.
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