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Maersk launches emission-free trains to decarbonise supply chains

Maersk partners with ERS/BoxXpress.de to operate emission-free electric container trains

AP Moller Maersk, a global integrator of container logistics, has recently partnered with ERS/BoxXpress.de, a Hamburg-based railway, to launch emission-free trains to reduce carbon emissions, according to the media. ERS/BoxXpress.de operates emission-free electric container trains in Germany using renewable hydropower energy.

The hydrogen cells used to fuel these freight trains contain a zero-carbon fuel that can be converted into electricity with high efficiency and has been used to power passenger cars and buses. The CapO2 free international transports solution is supported by Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. It is a part of the firm’s development of sustainable fuels.

Maersk electric container trains will be connecting the seaport of Bremerhaven with important economic centres, including Nuremberg, Munich, Stuttgart and Mannheim. Currently, ERS/BoxXpress.de facilitates about 85 percent of the block-train services of Maersk in Germany and saves over 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere annually.

The rail transport system of Maersk in Germany is scheduled to become entirely carbon-free by the start of the following year. It has set ambitious carbon-neutral targets across its intermodal offerings. Customers depending on the supply chain of Maersk can now make their products reach the market with a minimal environmental impact. Maersk’s German block-train network is already contributing to emissions-free modal transport. Businesses that are functioning in the region can significantly reduce their carbon footprint compared to traditional container services.

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