Climate-friendly logistics with HHLA Pure: expansion of the network

01 Sep 2023 11:00 Hinterland

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is expanding the portfolio of its climate-friendly product HHLA Pure. As of today, HHLA's rail subsidiary Metrans is significantly expanding the HHLA Pure network in Europe and thus offering its customers additional connections certified climate-neutral.

With the HHLA Pure product, HHLA and its rail subsidiary Metrans offer their customers both climate-neutral handling and transport of their goods and cargo from the terminal facilities in the Port of Hamburg to the European hinterland. From September 1, Metrans will include the seaports of Gdansk, Rijeka, Rotterdam, Trieste and Wilhelmshaven in the system for CO2-free transport. In addition, the inland terminals of Duisburg in Germany and Indija in Serbia will also be integrated into the HHLA Pure network. Metrans has thus more than doubled its range of routes and now offers a total of around 340 relations via the HHLA-Pure network. In the past six months, Metrans has already transported two-thirds of its total container volume in a climate-friendly way with the help of HHLA Pure.

Peter Kiss, CEO of the Metrans Group: "With the expansion of the HHLA Pure network, we are making another important contribution to climate protection and giving our customers even more options for transporting their containers from the seaports to the hinterland in a certified climate-neutral manner."

Since 2021, all rail transports to and from Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Koper can be handled CO2-free as part of HHLA Pure.The expansion to include additional routes was audited and certified by TÜV during this year's audit. Metrans uses state-of-the-art equipment (electric locomotives, hybrid locomotives, modern light-duty wagons and electric cranes) and electricity from renewable sources in Germany and Austria to keep transport- and handling-related CO2 emissions to a minimum.For each route, the remaining CO2 emissions per standard container (TEU) are determined and offset by high-quality climate protection projects.

HHLA also offers its customers climate-neutral handling at its Hamburg container terminals.In August 2023, Container Terminal Altenwerder was again awarded the company's climate neutrality certificate by TÜV NORD.The aim is to achieve climate-neutral production throughout the HHLA Group by 2040. To achieve this, HHLA continues to focus on the development and use of technical innovations.

Train of HHLA's rail subsidiary Metrans

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Head of Corporate Communications HHLA
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