A.P. Moller – Maersk is to provide global cold chain logistics for pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk over the next three years.



The new contract will see Maersk provide Novo Nordisk with cold chain logistics and transportation including ocean services and inland logistics starting in Q2 next year.

Maersk will use its ECO Delivery service, which uses sustainable biofuel to power selected Maersk-vessels.

Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Ocean and Logistics at Maersk, said: “Transporting pharmaceuticals on a global level is a demanding task with various complexities that require flexible and resilient supply chains as well as digital and eco-friendly resolutions.”

Rune Sylow, Corporate Vice President, Strategic Sourcing at Novo Nordisk, added: “Our ambition of achieving zero environmental impact is a cornerstone of our aspiration to be a truly sustainable business.

“We consider A.P. Moller – Maersk to be the right global distribution partner to secure the steady, environmentally friendly delivery of our high-value shipments and we look forward to the collaboration.”

The contract will commence on 1st April 2021.