Maersk enters partnership with Novo Nordisk on global cold chain logistics

Copenhagen, Denmark - 17 December 2020

A.P. Moller - Maersk today announced the signing of a logistics agreement with Novo Nordisk from 2021. The three-year agreement on cold chain logistics covers transportation including ocean services and inland logistics.

“We are proud to be chosen as one of Novo Nordisk´s main logistic companies. 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 solutions. This achievement showcases the rapid transformation of A.P. Moller - Maersk as a modern end-to-end logistics company with fully controlled assets,” said Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and CEO Ocean and Logistics. A.P. Moller - Maersk.

One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Novo Nordisk has chosen Maersk´s ECO Delivery to reduce the carbon footprint in transportation. The initiative uses sustainable biofuel to power selected Maersk-vessels and helps Novo Nordisk to make progress towards its ambitious sustainability goals.

“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,” said Rune Sylow, Corporate Vice President, Strategic Sourcing at Novo Nordisk.

The global agreement will enter effect as of 1st April 2021.


Pharma produts inside reefer container.   Image by A.P. Moller - Maersk




Reefer containers with pharma products.   Image by A.P. Moller - Maersk

About A.P. Moller - Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 80,000 people.

A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, press release