Sustainable Deliveries: Netherlands’ First 50-Tonne Electric Truck Delivering Huntsman Products
Huntsman is proud to announce its role in the first 50-tonne electric truck (e-truck) put into service in the Netherlands. Huntsman, working with Den Hartogh Logistics, will use the electric truck to transport polyurethane products in the port of Rotterdam.
The e-truck is the result of a joint initiative between BREYTNER and H.N. Post & Zonen, which was partly realized through support from the DKTI 2 demonstration program of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. This is the first truck of this size in use in the Netherlands and it is an important step in reducing CO2 emissions.
“As a company, we are always working with our extensive network of logistics service providers to identify sustainable improvements in our freight transport, including transport by train and inland shipping,” said Leen Wendels, Huntsman European Logistics Manager. “This joint trial with the e-truck is a new and exciting example of a promising initiative that could potentially mean a major turnaround in CO2 emissions. I am a strong believer in implementing small pilot projects and then upscaling them quickly when they deliver.”
Joep Aerts, Business Unit Director Liquid Logistics at Den Hartogh Logistics, said, “We are proud 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-standing relationship with Huntsman in cooperation on innovation and this is a very good next step."
The Huntsman production facility in Rotterdam will use the e-truck to deliver both bulk products and packed goods. The bulk products (MDI and polyols) will be delivered to Steinweg Handelsveem BV in the Dutch harbor, while the packed goods are meant for inland shipping.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately $6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
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Released May 11, 2021