Container transports soon emission-free
A.P. Moller – Maersk has partnered with railway company ERS/BoxXpress.de to operate emission-free electric container trains in Germany using hydropower renewable energy. Hydrogen fuel cells contain a zero-carbon fuel that can be converted into electricity with high efficiency.
The electric container trains will be used to connect the German seaport of Bremerhaven with important economic centres in the country, including Nuremberg, Munich, Stuttgart and Mannheim.
ERS/BoxXpress.de already facilitates 85% of Maersk's block-train rail services in Germany, saving over 9,000 t of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere per year. Maersk’s aim is to be able to convert 100% of its inland rail network by Q1/2022. (ben)