Maersk and Syngenta sign 4PL contract to focus on sustainable innovation

Nov 30, 2019: Shipping giant Maersk and agrochemical company Syngenta have extended their partnership by signing a new contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) concept. The partnership seeks to develop solutions for current and future logistics needs of the industry.

The 4PL concept is part of Maersk’s Logistics & Services product offering and a key element of the strategy aimed at expanding its footprint in supply chain management solutions. A 4PL logistics provider takes third-party logistics further by managing resources, technology, infrastructure and other logistics providers serving the client to design, build and provide customised supply chain solutions.  

Marion Matthewman, global head of logistics, Syngenta said, “Syngenta is happy to announce the extension of our partnership with Maersk to provide best in class 4PL. The partnership will support Syngenta’s recent commitment to reduce carbon emissions from our supply chain by 50 percent by 2030 and help optimise supply operations guaranteeing the best delivery service to Syngenta’s Customers and Growers around the world.”

Taking the lead in eliminating fossil fuels in container shipping and supply chains, Maersk has set the goal of zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2050 – an ambition that corresponds with Syngenta’s aim to feed more people without harming the planet. 

“The journey we are on together with Syngenta underpins the strategic transformation of Maersk into a true integrated container logistics provider. Our success in this depends on the success of our customers, to which we can contribute by developing solutions that optimise and simplify their supply chains. We are therefore on a continuous journey of looking for improvements in the supply chain”, said Klaus Rud Sejling, global head of logistics & services, Maersk.

Both the companies are working towards the common ambition to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain.