sennder and Cabot Corporation complete transportation with zero-emission electric truck
In a pilot electric trucking project, sennder transported 17+ tonnes of product for Cabot from the port of Rotterdam to Antwerp, Belgium and then returned to base.
sennder, Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder and Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, transported one of Europe’s first zero-emission cross-border heavy-duty loads.
In a pilot electric trucking project, sennder transported 17+ tonnes of product for Cabot from the port of Rotterdam to Antwerp, Belgium and then returned to base – a round trip covering a distance of more than 300km.
The pilot project was conducted to test the long-term capabilities of 40+ tonne electric trucks. BREYTNER, an operator of zero-emission electric trucks, in association with Hn Post & Zonen, their joint venture partner, provided the heavy-duty vehicle, which has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 50 tonnes and a battery range of 150km. It ran entirely on electricity, with one charge taking place on the way to the destination and another when returning to base.
As a digital freight forwarder, sennder connects commercial shippers, like Cabot, with carriers like BREYTNER. With shippers such as Cabot increasingly striving for low-carbon transportation solutions, the industry is reaching a turning point. sennder is investing in bringing electric vehicles, and advanced low-carbon fuels and route optimisation solutions to its customers, enabling shippers to effectively decarbonize their transportation.
Graham Major-Ex, head of green business at sennder states, “sennder is committed to giving shippers the best low-carbon transportation options in the industry; both advanced fuels and zero-emissions electric vehicles will play key roles in this. As a forwarder, it is vital that we work with partners such as Cabot and BREYTNER, with whom we can build a green future together. Some doubted whether fully loaded 40+ tonne trucks could travel highway distances on just electricity – we have proven that this is not only possible but something deliverable today.”
Cabot recently announced its ambition to achieve net-zero emissions globally by 2050. In support of the transition to a lower-carbon economy, the company is engaging with suppliers that offer carbon offsets and sustainable solutions that minimize the impact on the environment.
François Zehr, global logistics director at Cabot says, “As we advance in our ongoing commitment to further our sustainability agenda, we see great potential to help drive toward our net-zero ambitions by transforming our transportation fleet to electric and other low carbon vehicles. Collaborating with our suppliers will be an integral part in reducing the overall impact of our value chain.”