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ONE UK rail deal with Freightliner to save180 tons of CO2 emissions a day

Japanese container line joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) has inked a deal with Freightliner in the UK that will see signficant volumes of traffic shifted from road to rail.

ONE, which combines the container line businesses of NYK, Mitsui OSK Lines and K Line, has signed a contract with Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) for guranteed freigh wagon capacity on the UK's main intermodal routes.

The new contract will see 118,320 road miles per day removed from UK roads reducing Greenhous Gas emissions by 67% compared to road transport, saving ONE some 180 tons of CO2 emissions per day on inland transports. This is 13% more than when the three Japanese lines operated independently.

“Our customers want a service that meets all their requirements in terms of reliability, safety and sustainability,” said Derek Wakeling, product and network director at ONE Europe.

“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.”

Adam Cunliffe, cco of G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies commented: “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."

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