Amazon to Use Green BioFuel for Shipments - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  September 7, 2023

Amazon to Use Green BioFuel for Shipments

Amazon finalized a 2023-2024 agreement for the transport of 20,000 FFE containers using green biofuel.

The agreement was signed with A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) and Amazon is using Maersk’s “ECO Delivery” ocean product offering. 

Maersk estimates this purchase will contribute to a reduction in 44,600 metric tons of CO2e versus standard bunker fuel.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the two companies arranged container shipping using low GHG fuel options.

“We’re proud to collaborate with Maersk, a Climate Pledge signatory and leader in shipping logistics, on actionable solutions to decarbonize maritime shipping,” said Adam Baker, Vice President of Global Transportation at Amazon, in a statement. “We’re excited to have containers on Maersk’s first methanol-enabled feeder vessel and to continue using their biofuel.”

The ECO Delivery biofuel option offers emission reductions that enable immediate and externally verified GHG savings for customers without compensatory measures like offsetting. 

Amazon will benefit from a new feature of the ECO Delivery product by also using green methanol in addition to biodiesel as a second green fuel in the vessel fleet.

ECO Delivery is using primary data for fuel consumption in the methodology to report emissions savings with greater precision, inclusive of other GHG gases in addition to CO2. The new model also provides price certainty and stability and is de-linked from the fossil fuel market.

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