A.P. Moller-Maersk to buy 110 more Volvo electric trucks for US operations

A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has ordered 110 more Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks for its North American operations from Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks.

With the additional order, the Danish container logistics company has increased its total commitment to 126 electric trucks in the region.

Maersk expects the Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks to be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

In August 2021, Maersk had ordered 16 Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of its Environment Social Governance (ESG) strategy for the decarbonization of logistics.

Peter Voorhoeve — Volvo Trucks North America President said: “Incredibly, this is the second time in less than a year that Volvo Trucks has had the opportunity to announce that a Maersk Company has placed the largest order of Volvo VNR Electrics to date, which underscores their organization’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.”

A.P. Moller-Maersk to buy 110 more Volvo electric trucks for US operations

A.P. Moller-Maersk to buy 110 more Volvo electric trucks for US operations. Photo courtesy of A.P. Moller – Maersk.

Maersk plans to use the Volvo Electric trucks in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution center operations.

Vincent Clerc — CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk Ocean & Logistics said: “Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual.

“With this in mind we move decisively towards building an end-to-end, landside decarbonization offering for our customers – in line with our target to extend Maersk net-zero efforts to all transport modes in our global operation.

“These investments in our North America network will generate valuable experience for the continued journey towards similar customer offerings across the globe.”

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