Syngenta is one of the leading companies in the agrochemical industry which is constantly trying to optimize its supply chains so as to fulfill its aim of efficient and responsible production of food and thereby, raise productivity.
The cooperation with the leading container logistics, Maersk, will allow both the companies to develop solutions that will help in meeting the present as well as the future logistics needs.
A contract was signed by Syngenta and Maersk on the 27th of November for fourth-party logistics (4PL) concept.
Third-party logistics are taken at another level by a 4PL provider by managing resources, technology, infrastructure with other logistics providers helping the customers to design, build and provide customized supply chain solutions. This is included in the product offering of Maersk’s Logistics & Services and is one of the major elements of its the strategy to rise higher in supply chain management solutions.
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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.
The joint forces of Syngenta and Maersk is constantly aiming for sustainable logistics along with their goal to reduce the emission of CO2 in the entire supply chain. In order to remove fossil fuel in container shipping and supply chains, Maersk aims to achieve its goal of reaching zero emissions of carbon during its operations by 2050. This goal is in line with the aim of Syngenta to feed people without harming the planet.