The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced that it has participated in ‘Noah’s Train’ as part of the Rail Freight Forward (RTF) initiative, a collaborative effort to cut freight transport emissions by 30% by 2030.
The initiative includes 20 rail operators across Europe and will see a train with a container from each and it will continue a tour it started on December 4, 2018.
‘Noah’s Train’ is designed to draw attention to the environmental impact of transporting goods via road and the benefits that can be achieved by using railway instead.
If its objectives are achieved it will take an annual one million trucks from the road and will cut CO2 emissions by 290 million tonnes.
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It began its journey in Katowice, Poland, and has since travelled to many of Europe’s major cities, including Vienna, Berlin, Rome and Madrid.
In each city, two containers of the train were designed by local street-artists to make it the longest mobile artwork.
Once the tour is complete, the designed containers will be put to eco-friendly operational use transporting goods by rail.
Rotterdam’s contribution, which was painted by Nina Valkhoff, means work on ‘Noah’s Train’ is now finished and the containers will be distributed across the world, with going to the climate conference in Chile.