DB SCHENKERhangartner and DB SCHENKERrailog: Using modes of transportation efficiently protects the environment. That’s why our climate protection efforts begin even before the transport – as soon as we speak with and advise our customers.
In the past, we have been able to work with many of our customers to reduce emissions considerably through optimum coordination of modes of transportation. There is considerable CO2 savings potential, even in national and international land transport.
Saving CO2 in combined transport – off the roads and onto the rails
Every logistics expert knows that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mode of transportation. That’s why DB Schenker combines the specific advantages of each mode in its multimodal supply chain, such as the outstanding ecological footprint of freight trains with the flexibility of trucks. Freight is transported by rail on the main leg whenever possible. Since its own trains run almost exclusively on environmentally friendly electricity, DB Schenker can reduce CO2 by up to 80 percent compared to conventional transport by road. Its truck fleet handles pre-carriage and onward carriage. DB Schenker can reach the most remote corners of Europe so that you can enjoy the convenience of door-to-door transports, even if you do not have a private siding. This method reduces total CO2 emissions by up to 60 percent. DB SCHENKERhangartner handles full loads along intermodal corridors, while DB SCHENKERrailog offers conventional carloads Europe-wide as well as numerous additional services.
We can all do something for the environment – even our trucks
To us, the most exacting environmental standards are a matter of course. This is why we are constantly renewing our truck fleet and using more and more vehicles compliant with the Euro 5 standard. We are also testing new fuel mixtures in order to reduce our vehicles’ consumption. Furthermore, we utilize the capacity of our vehicles to the fullest by combining consignments at our hubs, since the fewer empty trips we make, the less CO2 we produce. People, however, remain the most important factor in environmental protection. By monitoring across-the-board training in fuel-saving driving techniques, we ensure that our drivers and those of our contract partners keep reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions significantly using simple methods.
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