At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International EARTH DAY, METRANS is joining the worldwide movement by implementing the HHLA PURE project to two more ports and two more terminals.
Seaports of Bremerhaven in Germany and Koper in Slovenia, just as METRANS inland intermodal terminals in Königs Wusterhausen near Berlin and in Žilina in Slovakia, have most recently joined the HHLA PURE project at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International Earth Day.
HHLA PURE is a sustainable intermodal solution offering clients to transport their cargo in a CO2-free way. It started with an implementation in the connections from Port of Hamburg facilities, through eco-friendly hinterland transportation by HHLA’s subsidiary METRANS – by its trains into the terminals.
The intention of HHLA is to become a climate-neutral company by 2040. To make it happens, the actions start today and HHLA PURE is the way to implementation of this vision. Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg is the world’s first climate-neutral handling facility. From quayside, the containers are loaded onto lightweight wagons of METRANS, pulled by energy-efficient electric trains of the same operator.
More logistic and forwarding companies can join the example of a pilot project between the Port of Hamburg and Central and Eastern Europe, performed in cooperation with Spedition Jakob Weets (forwarding) and Cargo-Partner (transport logistics) on a 700 km journey to Prague. With more terminals and ports offered in the project, more clients of METRANS can benefit from a CO2–friendly way of getting their goods to the hands of their customers than ever before.