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Flying Tiger Copenhagen switching to green fuels for ocean cargo

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen will transport its entire ocean freight transport volume, with its logistics partner Maersk, using certified green fuels from this year onward.

The accessories, gifts and toys retailer – which has 72 stores across England and nine in Scotland, as well as an ecommerce operation – is working to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions including from ocean logistics.

Maerk’s ECO Delivery solution uses fuels such as second generation biofuel based on waste feedstocks. These fuels are replacing conventional fossil fuels on container ships in Maersk’s fleet. The corresponding GHG emission savings are confirmed to the customers with a certificate.

The emissions of these seaborne transports are being reduced by over 80% on a lifecycle basis compared to the usage of conventional fossil fuels.

“We want to be the frontrunners in the green transition of the retail industry and do our part to pass on a better globe to future generations,” said Martin Jermiin, CEO of Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

“We want to offer affordable products which are good for the environment and ultimately end dependency on virgin fossil materials and fuels. With ECO Delivery, we have found an efficient solution for avoiding emissions from our maritime logistics and are pleased to have a like-minded partner at our side here in Maersk.”

Maersk supports the retailer on its sustainability path by operating the entire supply chain management for Flying Tiger Copenhagen, including customs services, inland transport, warehousing and the end consumer fulfilment of ecommerce.

Stig Kirkegaard, Nordic area head of sales at Maersk, added: “It’s great to see retail companies like Flying Tiger Copenhagen being among the pioneers and largest users of our ECO Delivery Ocean solution to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint from their logistics activities, and it’s an even greater pleasure to see such a close partner as Flying Tiger Copenhagen joining the growing group of Maersk customers transporting 100 per cent of their ocean cargo with Maersk under ECO Delivery.”

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