Rotterdam-based company K-tainer released a new tool in order to cut costs and carbon emissions in the transportation of empty containers at sea and land.
t is known that some twenty million sea containers move across our planet, carrying freight to every corner of the globe.
After being unloaded at their destination port, 40% of the containers continue over land, while 20% are returned empty by sea.
The Rotterdam firm K-tainer has come up with a new sustainable alternative to this procedure: one-way containers. As explained, this solution helps avoid unnecessary costs and carbon emissions.
The new and used containers offered by K-tainer Trading and K-tainer Leasing are attractively priced.
But not if we have to send them back empty. In that event, the container loses its cost advantage the moment it leaves port. And that’s leaving aside the environmental aspects.
…says K-Tainer director Walter Ferreira.
What is more, the Rotterdam-based firm has come up with an arrangement that reduces carbon emissions and completely ‘refunds’ these savings to the user transporting the container.
That’s because there’s a third party in K-tainer’s concept, between the buyer and the seller: the carrier. Container shipping lines, exporters and road haulage firms have up to 30 days to use the containers free of charge, and can leave them with the buyer after unloading.
The main draw for users is that the ‘carbon savings refund’ enables them to increase the sustainability of their logistics service. And when in the near future, the private sector is required to pay per tonne of carbon emissions, this reduction will also translate into financial savings for companies that have taken up this offer.