The Hamburg, Germany-based Hoyer Group recently created a New Energies project group, and it continues to test alternative fuels as part of its plan to meet new medium- and long-term emissions and safety targets by 2025 and 2030.
“For HOYER, sustainability aspects play an essential role at all stages of the supply chain,” Hoyer CEO Björn Schniederkötter said. “With solid improvements over the last 10 years, we have already achieved good progress toward our goal of minimizing our carbon footprint.”
For the first time in its history, Hoyer used “less CO2-intensive” intermodal methods of transport for more than 80% of the kilometers its vehicles traveled last year, the company reported, adding that 95% of its truck fleet is powered by low-emission Euro-6 engines.
Hoyer’s new sustainability targets include reducing transport-related CO2 emissions, which it already reduced by 29% since 2010, a further 10% by 2025; and cutting emissions for non-transport operations by a “more ambitious” 27%, the company said. Hoyer also aims to reduce its “transport-related, tank-to-wheel” CO2 emissions by a further 15.6% by 2030, for a total reduction of 25.6%.
To achieve these goals, HOYER opted for a mix of measures, including further optimizing logistical and operational processes throughout the company. In road transport, Hoyer has additional CNG and LNG trucks in operation and has started trialing hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biodiesel. An expert project group keeps a constant eye on the development of research into new energies, so the company keeps “a finger on the pulse of the times.”
Furthermore, the family-owned logistics specialist is switching to electricity from renewable energy sources in plant operations in its non-transport sector.
“Hoyer is conscious of its responsibility for people and the environment, and constantly pursues the development and progress of technologies and working methods to further reduce emission levels,” the company said in a release.
“All decisions are made based on social, ecological, and economic considerations.”