Firmly dedicated to decreasing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations, the Michelin Group just lately signed a transport dedication with NEOLINE. NEOLINE’s decarbonized shipping service depends on clear and renewable wind power as the primary propulsion for its 136m lengthy cargo ships with 4200 m2 of sails. That is an modern and distinctive answer, 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 may also 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 12 months later, the Michelin group will step by step entrust NEOLINE with at the least 50% of the group’s containers transported on this line. Just like the Group’s websites, that are dedicated to the bold objective of zero CO2 emissions by 2050, Michelin intends to check new options to decarbonize its logistics operations.
“This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation within the subject of carbon-free transport. This primary step in carbon-free shipping is absolutely consistent with the CSR technique of Michelin’s operations. It is going to contribute to attaining the target of decreasing CO2 emissions from logistics by 15% in absolute phrases between 2018 and 2030,” stated Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group Provide Chain Director
Jean Zanuttini, President of NEOLINE, added: “We’re honored to welcome on board the Michelin Group, an emblematic French participant strongly dedicated to innovation and sustainable mobility. This primary dedication issues Eastbound circulation (from the Americas to Europe) and comes along with an already well-filled order e book in Westbound path (from Europe to the Americas). With our crusing cargo ships, we’re creating a mode of transport that’s extra environmentally pleasant, tailored to the present financial and logistical actuality of shippers and never depending on fossil fuels. »
Jean Zanuttini provides: “With our companions, we’re at the moment engaged on the completely different choices obtainable to begin the development of our first vessel as quickly as potential. » With this new dedication, NEOLINE is positioning itself as an envoy for the power transition of the Provide Chains of main French business leaders resembling Groupe Renault, Groupe Beneteau, Manitou Group, Jas Hennessy & Co and now the Michelin Group. NEOLINE’s answer, by considerably decreasing the affect of maritime transport, contributes to attaining the sustainable growth goals of France and the Worldwide Maritime Group.