Maersk to deploy 300 electric trucks in partnership with Einride
Copenhagen, Denmark – 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 the 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 decarbonization 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.
Einride is a technology company that provides freight mobility solutions. Today Einride has the only technology platform that enables shippers to meet both their ESG and SLA targets at a competitive price. Ranked as one of the most innovative companies and most promising scale-ups in the world, Einride has pioneered many of the world’s first in freight mobility. The vision is to make the world a better place through Intelligent Movement.
About Performance Team – A Maersk Company
El Segundo, California-based Performance Team – A Maersk Company operates over 60 distribution and fulfillment center locations in North America and Transportation services which are complemented by Maersk s recent e-commerce logistics acquisition activities. The intended acquisition of Pilot Freight Services, which is under regulatory review prior to closing in Q2 2022, will add 87 additional locations serving first, middle, and last-mile logistics across the U.S.
About Maersk Growth
Maersk Growth, the venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk working to digitize, democratize, and decarbonize supply chains, investing and partnering with promising startups to support new business models and technologies.
About A.P. Moller – Maersk
A.P. Moller-Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer’s supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs approximately 95,000 people.