Vestas and Maersk have formed a long-term strategic partnership for all 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. 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.
Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer, Vestas, commented: “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. By partnering with Maersk, we can further accelerate the deployment of wind energy and protect profitability, while working together on developing solution that can make our supply chain more sustainable. We want to create a sustainable, resilient and predictable supply chain and by partnering with a world leader 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. This would otherwise be hard to secure in the current environment and thus, it will help ensure business continuity and cost predictability. The partnership also entails an opportunity to co-develop a joint sustainability journey, where the two companies can join forces to decarbonise logistics.
Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and CEO Ocean and Logistics, A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “We are enthusiastic to be chosen as Vestas’ main logistics partner. Running a global supply chain that can meet the needs from 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.”