Green Solutions for connecting the Flows

More and more companies are recognising the importance of respecting nature and are therefore opting for more sustainable solutions, as do we at BCTN. Intermodal container transport by barge is not only very reliable and cost efficient, but also the greenest form of transport and thus fits perfectly with these objectives. BCTN is leading the way when it comes to sustainable measures.

Transport by barge is relatively energy efficient and easily results in a CO2 reduction of 20 to 40 per cent compared to transport by road, partly because transport by barge reduces congestion on the roads. Each year, BCTN publishes the CO2 footprint produced by the transports. Using our online CO2 calculator, you can easily calculate yourself the amount of emissions the intermodal transport saves. BCTN aims to reduce its CO2 emissions even further through improving the coordination of the export and import flows with the shipping companies and thus reduce the amount of empty kilometres.

Lean & Green

In 2008, BCTN achieved a Lean and Green award and received in 2017 the second star. This star is given when an organisation achieves a 20% CO2 reduction within five years. BCTN is striving to achieve the second star and is constantly searching for more sustainable options and solutions. By shipping and receiving containers by barge, BCTN is making a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Compared to regular trucks, BCTN is able to achieve, on average, a reduction of 20% per container through this green mode of transport.

BCTN terminal equipment

BCTN considers it important to be more aware of nature and is therefore constantly searching for innovative improvements. We try, for example, to make our terminal equipment as sustainable as possible. Our cranes at the terminals are equipped with an energy-efficient innovation. Consequently, the engine works like a dynamo. When the crane is lowered, the energy produced by this is captured and returned to the grid. At the terminal in Alblasserdam en Nijmegen, we also make use of shore power. Ships that are being (un) loaded can connect to a shore installation for their electricity supply. In this way, they do not need to keep their engines running, resulting in a further reduction of CO2 emissions.