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Maersk and Syngenta focus on supply chain innovation with the new 4PL contract

Maersk’s press release:

Extending their partnership with a contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL), both parties highlight their joint commitment to responsible logistics based on continuous supply chain optimisation and innovation.

Basel, Switzerland — As a leading player in the agrochemical industry, Syngenta continuously looks for ways to optimise its supply chains to deliver on its ambition of producing food efficiently and responsibly and thus increasing productivity without harming the planet. A long-term cooperation with Maersk, the global integrator of container logistics, enables both parties to jointly develop solutions that not only respond to the current logistics needs of the industry, but also to those of the future.

On 27th November, Syngenta and Maersk extended their partnership by signing a new contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) concept. 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. The 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.

Marion Matthewman, Global Head of Logistics at 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% by 2030 and help optimize supply operations guaranteeing the best delivery service to Syngenta’s Customers and Growers around the world.”

“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”, says Klaus Rud Sejling, Global Head of Logistics & Services at Maersk.

One of the foundations of the collaboration between Syngenta and Maersk is constant focus on sustainable logistics, in line with the ambition of both companies to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain. 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. Regular reporting on emissions and constant dialogue on sustainability issues has therefore been a key element of business performance discussions between the two companies.

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