Maersk, wind turbines maker Vestas sign deal for container transport
A.P. Moller-Maersk and Vestas, a global leader of offshore wind turbines, have formed a long-term strategic partnership for containerised transport.
November 10, 2021: A.P. Moller-Maersk and Vestas, a global leader of offshore wind turbines, have formed a long-term strategic partnership for containerised transport.
“The partnership includes door-to-door transport from the company’s suppliers to their factories and service warehouses as well as containerised site parts and transport equipment,” an official statement from Maersk said. “In addition, the partnership also includes all airfreight shipments. The partnership does not include non-containerised road transport and outbound transport, which will continue to be managed by DSV and other partners.”
The need for sustainable energy is as big as ever and with an increasingly challenging business environment, we are pleased to partner with Maersk on containerised transport, said Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, chief operating officer, Vestas. “By partnering with Maersk, we can further accelerate the deployment of wind energy and protect profitability while working together on developing solutions that can make our supply chain more sustainable. We want to create a sustainable, resilient and predictable supply chain. By partnering with a world leader such as Maersk, we strengthen our supply chain, our partnership setup within transport and create opportunities to improve sustainability.”
By partnering with Maersk, Vestas gets direct access to container capacity at a fixed price, which would otherwise be hard to secure in the current environment.
“The partnership also entails an opportunity to co-develop a joint sustainability journey where two leading companies can join forces to decarbonise logistics,” the statement added.
“We are enthusiastic to be chosen as Vestas’ main logistics partner,” said Vincent Clerc, executive vice president and CEO, ocean and logistics, A.P. Moller - Maersk. “Running a global supply chain that can meet the needs of a global leader in sustainable energy solutions is both a complex and highly demanding undertaking. We will work hard to provide fast, resilient and dynamic supply chain solutions to Vestas as a modern end-to-end logistics company with fully controlled assets, while empowering them and turning complications into opportunities.”
Clerc added in his LinkedIn post: "Transported by Maersk and managed by Maersk highlights the real power of the global integrator strategy to serve our customers' needs."
The partnership is effective from January 2022.