The newly formed Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed a deal with Freightliner to guarantee capacity on the United Kingdom (UK)’s main intermodal routes.
The contract will see freight moved from road to rail, and will subsequently remove 118,320 miles from UK roads per day, reducing greenhouse gasses by 67%.
Derek Wakeling, product and network director at ONE Europe, said: “Our customers want a service that meets all their requirements in terms of reliability, safety and sustainability.
“With ONE and Freightliner working together in partnership, everyone benefits from a significant reduction in carbon emissions and we can continue to provide the high level of service that our customers expect from us.”
ONE will save 180 tonnes of CO2 per day, a 13% increase compared to when the three Japanese shipping companies – MOL, NYK and K-Line – that merged to form ONE were operating independently.
Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&C), worked with MOL, NYK and K-Line before they became ONE.
Adam Cunliffe, chief comemrical officer of G&W’s UK/Europe region, said: “Having previously worked with all three Japanese shipping lines, we look forward to continuing our close working relationship with our ONE colleagues and to making a positive impact on our environment, as well as easing congestion on our roads by moving more freight on rail.”