Environmental protection is becoming a popular topic and more and more companies are looking for environmentally friendly solutions in their industry. The countries of the European Union have pledged to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, and by 2030 the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions should be 55% of 1990 levels. So it is no surprise that everyone is already trying to implement green solutions. Below is an article written by Bartlomiej Kocinski and published on LinkedIn
ECOTrend in the Transportation Industry?
Environmental protection is becoming a popular topic and more and more companies are looking for eco-friendly solutions in their industry. The countries of the European Union have pledged to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, and by 2030 the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions should be 55% of 1990 levels. So no one is surprised that everyone is already trying to implement green solutions. Reducing the carbon footprint fits perfectly with the new trend of responsible business. We, too, are noticing that contractors are increasingly choosing solutions that reduce their carbon footprint in their operations. NWIC’s introduction of new intermodal connections is a response to the need and the worldwide trend to use solutions that support the environment in times of environmental and energy crisis. It also supports the pro-environmental actions and directives of the Polish and Dutch governments.
To meet the market’s new needs, since this spring New Wave International Cargo has been offering Polish and Dutch customers a new pro-environmental intermodal transport service, combining road and rail transport. And soon we will be able to provide another permanent intermodal connection using a combination of rail, road and sea freight to other destinations worldwide.
Intermodal forwarding combining road and rail freight is particularly important in continental transportation at a time of urgent global need to reduce CO² emissions. In NWIC’s new Poland-Holland intermodal connections, rail transport occupies 80-90% of the total routes, doing it a first-choice forwarding service.
It is worth recalling that rail, by its nature, is characterized by negligible CO² production. Compared to freight forwarding carried out solely by car, those using rail transport reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%. Rail forwarding also significantly reduces heavy vehicle traffic on roads and border crossings, serving the environment. Trains use far less energy to transport goods than internal combustion vehicles, which translates into the transportation service’s final cost. In addition, intermodal rail transport is distinguished by greater regularity and punctuality due to its better resistance to weather conditions and lower accident rates. In addition, intermodal transport is also an answer to the problem of driver shortage and continuous increases in fuel prices.
The new Poland-Holland intermodal connections are implemented in a convenient door-to-door option. Containers with goods are collected from customers by road transport, then transported to rail loading, and after the journey is completed, they are picked up and delivered by trucks directly to their destinations. The service uses 40 HC containers, which can be easily interchanged with different modes of transport without repacking the goods they contain. This promotes speed of delivery.
The launch of the intermodal service is an expression of NWIC’s responsibility for the quality of European transportation, in which Poland, due to its geographical location, is of strategic importance on the trade route connecting Scandinavia with Southern Europe.