The ongoing conversion to green electricity at the rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), Metrans, has led to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
In Germany and Austria, all rail transports were already converted to sustainably generated electricity last year and even though the transported volumes increased, the maritime transports in the Metrans network between European ports and their hinterland produced about 60% less CO2 in 2021.
Metrans also fully offsets the emissions of containers transported on these routes for users of the “HHLA Pure” product.
Last year, this corresponded to 912,000 TEU on routes to and from Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Koper, with over 45,000 tonnes of CO2 offset through climate protection projects that meet Gold Standard certification criteria.
Peter Kiss, CEO of the Metrans Group, commented, “Transferring goods from road to rail is a key lever for mitigating climate change. The future belongs to eco-friendly logistics and it is, therefore, our aim to provide carbon-neutral logistics. With our joint product HHLA Pure, we are coming one step closer to this future every year.”