Vestas partners with Maersk for containerised project cargo transport
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has partnered up with the logistics behemoth Maersk on a long term deal for all containerised project cargo transport. The partnership includes door-to-door transport from Vestas suppliers to its factories and service warehouses as well as containerised site parts and transport equipment.
The partnership is in line with Vestas’ push to to serve the growing global market for sustainable energy solutions and protect profitability in an increasingly challenging global business environment for renewables. The partnership will help mitigate negative impact from the current supply chain challenges and scale its business efficiently in the long-term.
The partnership does not include non-containerised road transport and outbound transport, which will continue to be managed by DSV and other partners. The partnership is effective per January 1, 2022.
Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Vestas chief operating officer, said, “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 leading companies can join forces to decarbonise logistics through green hydrogen solutions among other things.
The partnership with Maersk underlines Vestas’ ambition to partner with companies that will support its growth journey by investing in scalable and sustainable solutions that drive the industry forward. The existing DSV partnership will continue with a special focus on non-containerised transport. This means that in addition to the Maersk strategic partnership, Vestas will continue to work closely with DSV and many other partners within other areas of transport.