Home page

/

Transport

/

Heineken makes first cross-borde...

Heineken makes first cross-border electric road freight trips with eActros trucks
Photo credits @ Heineken

Heineken makes first cross-border electric road freight trips with eActros trucks

Heineken has announced the launch of cross-border electric road freight operations between the Netherlands and Germany. The service utilises 5 Mercedes eActros 300 lorries and is part of a collaboration with Einride.

You can read this article in 3 minutes

Pölös Zsófia

Pölös Zsófia

Journalist Trans.info

12.02.2024

Heineken has announced the launch of cross-border electric road freight operations between the Netherlands and Germany. The service utilises 5 Mercedes eActros 300 lorries and is part of a collaboration with Einride.

Heineken makes first cross-border electric road freight trips with eActros trucks
Photo credits @ Heineken

By introducing electric freight operations powered by renewable electricity between Heineken‘s Den Bosch brewery in the Netherlands and the Duisburg distribution centre in Germany, the companies say they will cut CO² emissions by ~930 tonnes per year.

“Decarbonization of logistics will play a key role in achieving Heineken’s net-zero commitments. At this stage, battery electric is one of the best-positioned technologies to decarbonize road freight. Einride has the knowledge, network and experience to offer long-term end-to-end electric freight capacity services at competitive conditions. Their capability to bind equipment manufacturers, transportation companies, carriers, drivers, and authorities together to smoothly organize logistics in critical parts of our network makes them a great partner,” said Arjen van der Woude, Heineken’s Director Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain.

The first wave of the project consists of the full deployment of the Einride offering. This includes the deployment of electric trucks powered by renewable energy, the establishment of charging infrastructure, and the integration of an AI-driven operating system that powers the entire ecosystem.

An initial fleet of 5 Mercedes eActros 300 trucks will transport ten full loads per day (~540 km per truck). The charging infrastructure built to power the routes is based on the Kempower charging solution, which is integrated with Saga.

Using data-driven insights, Saga will optimise routes, minimise energy consumption and closely monitor emissions reductions.

Einride has helped reduce the CO² emissions of the vehicles used by its business partners by up to 95% compared to diesel-powered alternatives.

“At Einride, with a highly ambitious, sustainable driven team, we see Heineken as an ideal partner on a clearly defined path to reduce emissions. As Heineken’s actions towards net-zero span across the entire value chain, we are happy to help them achieve this goal by joining forces on a cross-border electrification journey,” said Robert Ziegler, General Manager EMEA at Einride.

The companies added that they plan to extend this partnership to additional countries in the near future.

Trending articles

Share
Trending articles