A major container shipping company turns to rail with METRANS


Ocean Network Express (ONE) will start using METRANS trains to transport containers between European ports and the hinterland. ONE is the sixth largest container shipping company in the world. Its shift to rail transport for continental services indicates that rail freight cannot be avoided when it comes to meeting environmental objectives.

METRANS will transport ONE’s containers between Central Europe and the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven in Germany and Koper in Slovenia. The partnership is very well targeted since ONE aims to benefit from CO2 neutral certification from METRANS.

Carbon neutral certificates

METRANS operations and equipment are certified by the independent German accreditation body TÜV for their ecological profile. Hybrid and electric locomotives and electrified terminal handling processes make the difference here as part of the METRANS HHLA Pure project, which aims to make port-hinterland transport CO2 neutral.

ONE aims to capitalize on this not only by making its supply chain more sustainable, but also by being able to provide green transport certificates to its customers. “Achieving TÜV-certified services enables ONE to pass on its eco-responsible efforts to its carrier customers by providing carbon-neutral certificates upon request,” the company explained.

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