Den Hartogh has begun using the first 50-tonne electric road tanker in The Netherlands.
The company will utilise this unique truck in Rotterdam’s chemical cluster for the transport of polyols and MDI for Huntsman.
This is the first electric truck of this size to drive in the Netherlands and it is an important step in reducing CO2 emission.
The development of this vehicle for the chemical cluster is a result of the cooperation of Huntsman, BREYTNER, H.N. Post & Zonen, Den Hartogh Logistics, Agility and Port of Rotterdam.
Joep Aerts, business unit director of Den Hartogh Liquid Logistics, said: “We are excited that we actually have an electric truck driving with chemicals as of this week.
“We see the sustainability journey as a Den Hartogh journey, but also as an industry journey, so we are very happy that we can start this project with the consortium. We have a long relation with Huntsman in cooperation on innovation and this is a very good next step.”
Huntsman’s Rotterdam & Wilton supply chain manager, Leen Wendels, added: “As a company, we are always looking for sustainable improvements in our freight transport, such as transport by train and inland shipping, together with our extensive network of logistics service providers. This joint trial with the electric truck is a new exciting example; a promising initiative that could potentially mean a major turnaround in CO2 emission.”
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