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June 11, 2024
Ocean Network Express (ONE) UK said it will extend its commitment to using HVO100 fuel for all cargo transportation via rail in partnership with Freightliner following a successful six-month pilot.
A 100% renewable fuel, HVO is made from raw materials such as vegetable oils, waste-based fat and oil from the food industry.
ONE said switching to HVO can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% and is the best alternative to conventional diesel, which is normally used to power freight trains.
The fuel is certified, which means the materials used to create the fuel and their origin are fully verified.
ONE noted that this new initiative will be part of ONE's intended green rail offering, where customers can choose to purchase a carbon reduction certificate which recognises their actions to lower their carbon footprint.
"ONE UK, in partnership with Freightliner, is pleased to continue the transportation of our cargo inland using rail powered by HVO100. Over our successful 6-month pilot period, we calculated that an incredible 488 tonnes of COemissions were saved by switching to this renewable fuel," said Nick Reay, head of operations for ONE UK.
"We thank Freightliner for collaborating with us to make a greener and more sustainable supply chain as ONE continues to find innovative ways to achieve our goal of net zero by 2050," he added.
Clive Slayford, commercial director of intermodal Logistics at Freightliner, said, "We are thrilled that ONE has chosen to roll out HVO fuel to power their UK rail cargo journeys. At Freightliner, we are committed to proactively reducing our environmental impact and being a net zero business."
"Throughout our long-standing partnership, we have demonstrated our commitment to offering customers a greener alternative using HVO fuel which drastically reduces carbon emissions compared to diesel and road alternatives."
After working together since 2018, ONE and Freightliner recently announced their new five-year contract. Along with a commitment to sustainability, this contract provides customers with seamless intermodal connections from London Gateway and the Port of Southampton to strategic locations across the UK.
ONE and Freightliner noted that they will continue to look for and provide sustainable solutions to the UK supply chain.
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