Metrans, HLLA’s rail subsidiary, has announced it saw a large reduction in carbon emissions after it converted all its trains in Germany and Austria to green electricity.
In 2021, the maritime transports in the Metrans network between European ports and their hinterland produced about 60 per cent less CO2 than the previous year.
The company also fully offset 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 protections projects.
“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,” said Peter Kiss, CEO of the Metrans Group.
In other recent news, the foundations have been laid for a new Metrans hub terminal in the Hungarian town of Zalaegerszeg.
Announced in September 2021, the facility aims to act as a hub for transport services along the Adriatic Corridor and towards Southern and South-Eastern Europe.