Firmly dedicated to decreasing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations, the Michelin Group not too long ago signed a transport dedication with Neoline.
Neoline’s decarbonized delivery service depends on clear and renewable wind vitality as the principle propulsion for its 136m lengthy cargo ships with 4200 m2 of sails. This is an progressive and distinctive resolution, open to all shippers, which can scale back by 90% the CO2 emissions associated to transatlantic maritime freight transport.
A primary concrete step for the Michelin group on the NEOLINE pilot line from Halifax (Canada) to Saint-Nazaire – Montoir de Bretagne (France) by 2023.
The transport dedication signed by Michelin issues the transport by crusing cargo ships of tires loaded in containers from Halifax (Canada) to Saint-Nazaire – Montoir de Bretagne (France) on the pilot line opened by Neoline, which will even serve the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, in addition to Baltimore (USA).
NEOLINE plans to open its transatlantic line with a primary working vessel in 2023. With the arrival of a second vessel, scheduled a yr later, the Michelin group will steadily entrust Neoline with at the very least 50% of the group’s containers transported on this line.
Like the Group’s websites, that are dedicated to the bold purpose of zero CO2 emissions by 2050, Michelin intends to check new options to decarbonize its logistics operations
Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin, a world chief in tire manufacturing is current in 170 international locations, employs greater than 127,000 individuals and operates 69 tire crops that collectively have produced roughly 200 million tires in 2019.
Neoline was based in Nantes, France, in 2015 by a bunch of maritime professionals satisfied of the required evolution of delivery in the direction of a extra accountable maritime transport. Neoline’s ambition is to turn out to be the primary shipowner oriented in the direction of vitality sobriety, counting on essential propulsion beneath sail. The firm has developed the idea of the Neoliner 136, a 136 m vessel with four,200 m2 of sail and crusing at industrial velocity at 11 knots.
Neoline established two industrial partnerships with the French corporations, Renault and Manitou in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
(Source: Neoline – Image: Neoliner 136/Neoline/Mauric)
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