Rotterdam & Ulft, 21 November 2018. Containerships, a full-service logistic company providing door-to-door container transportation in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the Mediterranean and Don Trucking, a disruptive fast-growing company specialised in transborder transport, have signed a long-term partnership agreement based on the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). As part of this partnership Don Trucking will deliver guaranteed trucking capacity to Containerships in the form of 15 LNG fuelled trucks for the next five years.

By signing this partnership, both Containerships and Don Trucking take their corporate responsibility for further sustainability of the transportation industry and anticipate the latest proposed EU legislation to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks by 20% from 2025 and by 35% from 2035. LNG is an attractive alternative to diesel for Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV) as LNG as offers a 15-20% reduction in CO2, a 80% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and a 97% reduction in carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. In addition, LNG offers a significative reduction of engine noise.

“This partnership with Don Trucking is an important step in our strategy to use LNG in all our vessels and trucks,” says Arjan Bijl, Transport Manager at Containerships Rotterdam BV. “We strongly believe that LNG’s breakthrough is very close, but the infrastructure is still premature. In Don Trucking we have found a partner with the same future vision and the same ‘learn and do’ mentality as Containerships. This partnership is of great value to us. We’ll avail over guaranteed road transport capacity in the form of 15 trucks, which is a big advantage given the current market conditions, and we significantly contribute to our short term goal to avail over 200 LNG-powered trucks in Europe by 2020.”

“Whilst we are taking a risk to invest in LNG, we believe that LNG is the road forward,” says Don de Jong, founder of Don Trucking. “As industry, and therefore as company specialized in transborder transport, we can no longer ignore our responsibility. Whilst being on the forefront of developments isn’t easy, especially in a volatile market with constantly changing government policies, we are proud to be able to contribute to the sustainability objectives of Containerships whilst setting a next step towards our own mission to make LNG broadly available, in an affordable manner.”

Part of the decision of Containerships and Don Trucking to learn and do versus wait and see, both companies are working on the launch of an LNG Trucking Community with as aim to form of a peer-to-peer network to share experiences and learn from each other. This LNG Trucking Community will be officially launched in January 2019. 

About Containerships plc

Containerships is a full-service logistics company providing safe, fast and environmentally friendly door-to-door container transportation in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the Mediterranean. The company offers both standard and customised containers and a complete coverage of logistic solutions by vessels, trucks, rail and river barges. Since November 2018 Containerships plc is part of the CMA CGM Group, one of the world leading container shipping companies, as per the acquisition process that has been initiated in June 2018. More information: www.containershipsgroup.com

About Don Trucking

With subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Poland, Don Trucking is a young, disruptive and fast-growing company specialised in transborder transport. The company provides medium-sized and large logistics companies with advanced solutions, systems and workforce to optimize their transport requirements across Europe. The company does this with a focus on people and the environment, amongst others by providing drivers with their own hotels and with a large LNG fleet. More information: www.don-trucking.eu

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Note for Editors:

Early December 2018 Containerships will take their first LNG fuelled ship in operation, with a maiden voyage to the Port of Rotterdam. More information: www.containershipsgroup.com

Press Contacts:

Containerships: Arjan Bijl – Arjan.bijl@containerships.nl
Don Trucking: Don de Jong – don.de.jong@don-trucking.eu
Jibe! Group (press agency): Jolanda Prins – Jolanda@jibe-group.com

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