A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order for 110 more Volvo VNR electric Class 8 trucks, which will be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2023 and will be used on the company’s North American network. “In line with our objective to extend Maersk net-zero efforts to all transport modes in our global operation,” Vincent Clerc, CEO of ocean & logistics at A.P. Moller–Maersk, stated, “we move forcefully towards establishing an end-to-end, landside decarbonisation offering for our clients.”
The investment comes after Maersk placed a previous order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric trucks in August 2021, as part of the company’s Environment Social Governance (ESG) goal to decarbonize logistics and achieve zero-carbon trucking operations by 2040.
“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 organisation’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint,” commented Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. The Volvo Electric trucks, which are being built in Dublin of Virginia, US, will be used in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution centre operations.