Intermodal Transport Trial Pays Off

In efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from transport, we at Hans Følsgaard have achieved significant savings in a trial with intermodal transport from Turkey. Concerns about long delivery times and degradation of copper in corrosive environments along the way proved unfounded and the results were good.

An alternative approach to transporting goods has proven to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Our logistics staff, in collaboration with technicians, have long explored the possibility of replacing traditional road transport with a more sustainable model that combines different modes of transport. This intermodal solution uses a combination of road, ship, and train, resulting in a CO2 savings of 30.8% compared to conventional road transport.

Recently, the logistics department conducted a successful test where a shipment from an OEM manufacturer in Turkey was brought home via an intermodal solution. In collaboration with Steen Løkke, Technical Manager, two pieces of raw copper were included in the shipment to test whether the metal would corrode during transport near seawater. The result was positive, as the copper showed no signs of corrosion.

This test confirms intermodal transport as a viable solution and a significant improvement in efforts to reduce our CO2 emissions. Intermodal solutions thus represent a promising alternative to purely road transport.

The test is just one example of the continuous focus on reducing our climate impact. And with the test, we are confident that our future transport will be significantly less harmful to the environment.

Read more about our Focus & Goals for sustainability.

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