Containerships has signed a collaboration agreement with the Dutch trucking company Don Trucking in order to increase the amount of LNG trucks in the region. The partnership guarantees trucking capacity of 15 new LNG trucks for Containerships’ land operations in the port of Rotterdam. So far, Containerships’ investments in LNG-based technology include four newbuild LNG-powered container vessels and a growing fleet of LNG trucks. In addition, Containerships opened its own LNG refueling station in the UK last year.
“This capacity increase is an important step in our strategy to use LNG as main fuel source throughout the supply chain,” said Janne Ritakoski, Containerships’ Head of Land Operations. “Port of Rotterdam is our main hub to and from the mainland Europe. This makes the added LNG-fuelled truck capacity even more significant”.
As a door-to-door service provider, Containerships does not limit its ambitious environmental goals to cover only the sea operations, where the new LNG-powered vessels play an important role on reducing the emissions. On land, LNG trucks also offer a reduction of 25% in CO2 emissions, fulfilling the latest proposed EU legislation of 20% CO2 emission reduction from trucks by 2025.
“We strongly believe that LNG’s breakthrough is close, but the infrastructure is still premature. Our ability to use LNG on land operations depends highly on the refueling infrastructure of the region”, added Ritakoski.
Containerships believes that both the political and commercial demand on more environmental transport solutions will increase in near future. In Don Trucking, the company has found a partner with the same future vision and the same ‘learn and do’ mentality as Containerships.