Ocean Network Express and Ancotrans reduce CO2 emissions with first FH e-Trucks in Hamburg region


Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced that together with their long-term partner Ancotrans, they will deploy state-of-the-art Volvo FH e-trucks, to serve the transportation needs of ONE’s customers, marking a significant step in reducing carbon emissions. Since becoming ISO 14001 certified for inland operations in 2021, global shipping line, Ocean Network Express (ONE) has been offering their customers greener transport options.

One of the first deployments of FH e-trucks in the Hamburg region, the new trucks boast high-performance 540 kW batteries, with a range of 320 km and can be charged overnight at Ancotrans’ facilities using 100% renewable energy. As an example, ONE’s customer Yamaha can transport cargo from the Port of Hamburg to nearby location, Sittensen with a minimum 50% reduction in CO2 emissions – when the trucks are charged on the road, increasing to 100% when charged at Ancotrans facilities.

Takahiro Kikuchi, Managing Director and Region Head of Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd said, “We are dedicated to making supply chains greener for our customers. Through working together at all points of the supply chain we can collectively make a big difference in reducing carbon emissions. The use of e-trucks is just one of the many steps on ONE’s journey to achieve net zero by 2050. We thank Ancotrans and our customers for taking these steps with us.

Arne Kraeft, Country Manager, Ancotrans Germany, says: “Embracing a more sustainable future, we sincerely thank ONE for joining us in the electrification journey. As we electrify our fleet, we are not only embracing innovation but collectively contributing to a greener future. ONE’s commitment to join us in this transition aligns with our shared vision for a more environmentally conscious transportation industry. Together, we’re on the road to reduction, creating a better future, one container at a time.

ONE’s goal to achieve net zero by 2050 includes scope 3 emissions from external suppliers. This can only be achieved in close cooperation with all members of the supply chain. ONE looks forward to continued collaboration with their partners and customers to make journeys greener for all.

About Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd.

Launched on April 1, 2018, Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd. is the regional headquarters and a subsidiary of Ocean Network Express (ONE), headquartered in Singapore.

About Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Ocean Network Express (ONE) was incepted on July 7, 2017 following the liner service integrations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). ONE functions from its global headquarters in Singapore, supported by regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. Operating more than 230 vessels, it offers an expeditious and a reliable international network of over 180 services to 120 countries and beyond. ONE is the world’s sixth largest container carrier with a fleet size of approximately 1.8 million TEU. ONE is a member of THE Alliance (THEA), a global ocean carrier consortium.

About Ancotrans

Ancotrans is Northern Europe’s leading container transport service and one of Denmark’s oldest family owned and managed companies. With more than 140 years of service, +350,000 yearly transports, +450 employees in 7 offices across four markets we provide localized service throughout our European teams. We carry out all type of container road transports offering a wide range of services; gensets, bulk, sideloaders, breaker chassis, dangerous goods and more.

We are committed to making the necessary changes for a better future. By having both carbon offsetting and several sustainable transportation options, we will reduce our impact on many different fronts and provide our customers with a wide range of choices for greener container transport.

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