Inditex Partners With Maersk to Reduce Its Maritime Transport Emissions

Inditex, the parent company of fashion brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti, has partnered with the freight group Maersk to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint from seaborne logistics by incorporating alternative fuels in all its inbound routes with the carrier.

With a business model focused on meeting customer desires in a sustainable way, Inditex is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

Through the ECO Delivery Ocean programme, Maersk replaces fossil fuels on its ships with green fuels like green methanol or second-generation biodiesel based on waste feedstocks. This is expected to deliver an estimated reduction of more than 80% in GHG emissions per litre compared to conventional sources.

With ECO Delivery Ocean, Maersk offers its customers the opportunity to handle transports completely with certified green fuels for a fixed cost.

The corresponding greenhouse gas savings are confirmed to the customers with an externally verified certificate and these transports will be exempted from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) charges by Maersk in the future.

“This collaboration is a great example of how boosting innovative solutions with dedicated partners is key to fighting climate change. Through this joint initiative with Maersk, we are making significant strides in reducing emissions associated with our sea freight,” says Abel Lopez, Head of Import, Export and Transport at Inditex.

“This project aligns with our goal to reach net zero emissions in 2040 and contributes to scale alternative fuels with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.”

Like Inditex, Maersk has the ambitious climate target to become a net zero company across all business areas until 2040.