Since January 2021, METRANS has been transporting all containers to and from Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Koper with zero emissions.
Investments in recent years have already included the purchase of environmentally friendly electric and hybrid locomotives and lightweight wagons.
Thus, hybrid locomotives are being increasingly used for the first / last mile and the wagon fleet consists mainly of the 80-foot lightweight wagons, which were co-developed by METRANS and are already equipped with whisper brakes.
However, at the moment it isn’t possible to transport containers completely without emissions, which is why METRANS has decided to compensate the remaining amount of CO2 as well: In fact, the company is investing in the construction of wind turbines in India – a Gold Standard climate protection project. This will be verified by TÜV Nord.
In January 2021, this was 5,396 tons of CO2. METRANS takes over the costs for this, but METRANS customers can also participate in this project and receive a certificate with the CO2 savings.
Zero emission will be offered on all METRANS routes in the future, as well as on the truck/rail pre-carriage and on-carriage from the terminal to the loading point.