Frenkendorf logistic service providers Swissterminal have announced that from now on its terminal sites in Switzerland will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.
The company has signed a contract with independent electricity brokers Renergy GmbH to supply all its terminal sites throughout Switzerland with energy generated from Swiss hydropower until at least 2024.
“By purchasing green electricity, we are underpinning our comprehensive sustainability strategy and preparing ourselves for the rise in energy prices and CO2 costs,” said Swissterminal CEO, Roman Mayer.
“This is a major step towards our goal of reducing our carbon emissions, helping our customers shrink their own environmental footprint and continuing to build a more sustainable logistics market.”
This is the latest step from Swissterminal in progressing its sustainability strategy. In July 2021 they formally took over three French inland ports so they could firstly drive the introduction of more products but also to develop innovative measures to make all logistics processes more sustainable.
One further effort came in November 2020 when the company rolled out a barge service – the most environmentally friendly form of inland transport – between terminal locations in Switzerland and Europe’s largest seaports, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
“As part of the logistics industry, which has historically made large contributions to greenhouse emissions, it is very well important for Swissterminal to demonstrate is commitment to shifting towards a greener future,” continued Mayer.
“There is still work to be done, but we hope today’s announcement will inspire further action elsewhere and prove that renewable is doable for logistics.”