Eurotainer and Solvay Special Chemicals have joined forces for a pilot project that aims to reduce the carbon footprint in the chemical company’s tank container logistics. Due to adverse wind turbulences that result from the design of trucks carrying tank containers, transporting the units over the road can result in relatively high fuel consumption. So, Solvay’s operation in Hannover has been working with Eurotainer to design and manufacture a prototype air deflection system (pictured) that fits all container sizes and is attached to the front of the container. The design is currently undergoing testing for its effect on the environmental impact of road movements. The two companies says the first results reveal a definite improvement in terms of fuel consumption and are promising as to further progress towards more sustainable supply chain operations.
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