Ocean Network Express shifts from road to rail in the UK

Ocean Network Express shifts from road to rail in the UK

Japan’s newly formed container shipping company, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have signed a contract for guaranteed rail wagon capacity on the main intermodal routes in the United Kingdom.

By switching from road to rail, ONE states the new contract will see 118,320 road miles per day removed from UK roads, reducing greenhouse gasses by 67% in comparison to traditional road transport. In addition, ONE will save 180 tons of CO2 per day on inland transport, representing a 13% increase compared to when the three Japanese shipping companies – MOL, NYK and K Line – were operating independently of each other.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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