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PACKAGING and resource recovery company Visy has become the largest customer of Maersk’s ECO Delivery product in Oceania.

Visy’s stated goal is to invest in renewables and green energy and to reduce landfill waste. The company partnered with Maersk to reduce its carbon footprint in transportation.

The ECO Delivery product is an ocean transportation offering that uses green biofuels, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 80%.

Maersk said the product provides direct carbon savings rather than carbon offsetting, because the use of biofuel has already generated savings.

Visy Global Logistics executive global manager Sean Richards said sustainability is at the centre of the company’s operating model.

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“Using Maersk ECO Delivery in our shipping transport will lead to a more sustainable supply chain and help us actively minimise the impact on the environment,” he said.

Maersk Asia Pacific regional head of ocean management Lee Sissons described ECO Delivery as the most sustainable ocean product currently available.

“We have seen the customer demand for sustainable transport drives exponential growth and we expect more customers to opt for this solution,” Mr Sissons said.

“The co-operation with Visy is a great step forward in decarbonising shipping operations in Oceania.”

Maersk said customer demand for Maersk ECO Delivery has grown more than 170% year-on-year since the product was introduced in 2019.

Oceania customers Queensland Magnesia and OBE Organic also began using the product earlier this year.

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