Logistics Giant A.P. Moller- Maersk has collaborated with Berlin-based startup company Cozero in an effort to provide analytics tools for better visibility of GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions in international e-commerce supply chains across Europe. Focusing specifically on global e-commerce “due to higher supply chain complexity international shipments usually have a larger Greenhouse Gas footprint than domestic shipments.
Maersk began operating in the European e-commerce logistics sector in 2021 after completing the acquisition of a specialised e-commerce logistics company in B2C (Business-to-Consumer) Europe. Since then, Maersk has delivered millions of overseas shipments for European online sellers.
Maersk has collaborated with Berlin-based startup company Cozero in an effort to provide analytics tools for better visibility of GHG
The chief product officer of e-delivery at Maersk in Europe, Christian Grosse said that their customers in the worldwide e-commerce industry by design have large gaps in their GHG footprints visibility due to the high number of parties engaged in the first, middle, and last mile delivery process. This makes it difficult for them to optimize emissions.
With the help of Cozero’s technology, Maersk can provide our customers with detailed information on the emissions on every stage and component of their international packages’ journey. This will help them to make wise decisions and significantly lower their GHG footprints, he added.
Maersk’s aim to have net zero emissions company-wide by 2040
Cozero Platform will handle detailed data on parcel weight, transportation vehicles, and delivery routes to provide precise emissions data to the standards of the greenhouse gas protocol. Maersk e-commerce customers can use this information to analyse their emissions and determine ways to reduce them. The chief executive of Cozero, Helen Tacke said that their platform (Cozero) was intended to make emissions data in complex structures transparent, to understand them, and, based on to minimise the GHG footprint of the firm and their value.
This action is part of Maersk’s aim to have net zero emissions company-wide by 2040. It claims that “emission visibility across the entire transport chain is a core prerequisite to meet these targets”. The new analytics tool has already undergone initial stages and will be accessible to a larger group of chosen Maersk e-delivery clients starting in February 2023.