Decarbonising logistics and services

Our landside emissions account for 5.7% of our total footprint, but they are of growing significance for our business, our customers, and for society in general.

Why landside decarbonisation matters

Our goal is to achieve net zero emissions across all Maersk scopes and business by 2040. But to ensure our decarbonisation strategy delivers real end-to-end impact, we need to tackle complexity on the ground, as well the ocean.

The way we work across Logistics and Services differs significantly from our oceanside business. Services are typically regional, with different regulations, and we are rarely the asset owner. To lead the transition, we need regional and product-specific adaptations enabled by improved emissions data and analytics, as well as certification.

Why landside decarbonisation matters

Our priorities and actions for logistics and services

Strengthening our ability to offer our customers end-to-end decarbonised logistics solutions is a strategic priority for our business. We have developed a specific programme for our inland and logistics service offerings, with particular focus on products that are most relevant from an emissions and customer perspective.


Landside transportation (truck, rail, barge)

To achieve 100% green landside transportation solutions by 2040, we are prioritising efficiency measures and promoting a shift to lower emissions transport modes like rail and barge.

We also advance clean fuel alternatives and electrification in heavy-duty trucking and have started piloting biofuels and battery-electric trucks in collaboration with our customers.

Cold chain cargo

Contract logistics and cold chains

To offer 90% green contract logistics to our customers by 2030, we need to combine many technologies, including energy optimisation for buildings and operations, and clean fuels for equipment, heating and infrastructure.

New sites will be built to serve a low or zero-carbon business, aspiring to LEED 'Platinum', BREEAM 'Excellent' or equivalent accreditation. We have also launched a global retrofitting program with our vendors and partners.

Air freight

Air freight

To reach our ambition of net zero air freight by 2040 we are expanding our fleet with technology that is above industry-average in fuel efficiency. Our recent order of two planes offers 17 percent better fuel efficiency and reduced CO₂ emissions compared to legacy airplanes.

We are also prioritising uptake of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and have committed to transporting a minimum of 30% of Maersk Air freight with SAF by 2030.

Our ambition

We will deliver an emergency response to the climate crisis and take leadership in the transformation of the transport and logistics sector to net zero operations.

Climate change

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Inland decarbonisation programme

Launched in 2021, our inland decarbonization program serves customers with end-to-end decarbonized logistics solutions. Key solutions cover medium and heavy-duty transport by truck, rail or barge, contract logistics and cold chain, air freight and emissions transparency.

Transformational action and customer solutions require fully transparent and reliable emissions data, which can be credibly analyzed and certified by an independent third party. We will develop a more comprehensive set of KPIs and targets over the next years to report on dedicated initiatives across the value chain.

Inland decarbonization program

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