GREEN TRANSPORTS AND SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS
All of my friends know very well that I am a car and I very much enjoy being a reliable means of transport. It also explains why environmental improvement in the field of logistics is very close to my heart.
At voestalpine we are concerned with much more than merely reducing emissions and continually introducing improved standards. We have dedicated ourselves to higher and more far-reaching objectives: Our comprehensive transformation of structures, strategies, systems and processes sends a clear signal proving that the field of logistics can be even greener and even more energy-efficient.
Come aboard! We’re headed for the future!
OFF TO A GREEN START
We take very good care of our products every time we send them on a trip. We make sure that their journey is as green as possible. And why is this best accomplished by avoiding the roadway? It’s very simple: Large volumes and heavy weights can be transported more efficiently and sustainably by ship or railcar. This is not only good for our budget, but it helps protect our planet as well. Environmentally conscious material transports are a big win for everyone.
ECOLOGICAL RAILWAY LOGISTICS
At voestalpine we have clearly opted for the green railway, not because we manufacture rails and our own innovative TransANT railcar. It is because we are convinced of railway transport with respect to its low carbon footprint. Freight transported on the railway produces significantly less carbon dioxide than that transported on the roadway.
Our planet comes first, and that is why we always choose the greenest possible means of transport.
OUR SUCCESS LIES IN RECYCLING
Steel supplied, scrap back: Whenever possible, we avoid empty runs and make sure that outgoing transports are filled to capacity with our premium-quality steel products, and scrap is transported back to the works on the same carriers. This sustainable cycle is easily maintained, especially on railways, where we use highly efficient, specially developed and sophisticated container systems.
RIVER TRANSPORTS COULD NOT BE ANY GREENER
The Danube provides us every day with the cooling water for our steelmaking operations, but the river is also essential to the transport of our products in an environmentally friendly way: Goods are loaded onto barges directly in our company-owned river port and reach their destination sustainably and efficiently.
This saves countless emission-intensive roadway kilometers every year, and we are always discovering new and even greener shores.
OUR WORKS TRAFFIC IS ECOLOGICALLY SOUND. OF COURSE.
Green logistics is not only common practice for us outside the company but inside our factory gates as well, where our transports are becoming greener: The gradual switch to electric drives leads to a better energy balance and lower CO2 emissions for internal transports.
Our environmental awareness clearly comes from within and knows no boundaries in our transports to the outside world.