Committed to the climate

Combined transport is the preferred system for eco-friendly freight transport. Hupac sees its task in providing the logistics industry with a reliable, competitive network for intermodal transport. The central challenge is efficient management, because eco-friendly transport must be neither more expensive nor of lower quality than comparable offers.


Together with its partners – railways, terminal operators, rolling stock manufacturers and maintenance companies – Hupac has been committed to the further development of combined transport for over fifty years.


Positive footprint

Hupac Intermodal’s transport network saved around 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 last year compared to pure road transport. This corresponds to a reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 90%. The calculation is based on the Ecotransit system. The estimated value for the total transport of the Hupac Group – i.e. including the volumes of ERS Railways for which no equivalent reporting is available – is 1.4 million tonnes of CO2.


Energy efficiency is also an important argument for the environmental balance of combined transport. Last year, the savings in the Hupac Intermodal network amounted to around 15.5 billion megajoules compared to pure road transport. The reduction effect is just under 75%. The environmental performance certification is available online for the customers of Hupac Intermodal.


Green Deal sets ambitious goals

The EU Commission’s Green Deal, presented in 2019, focuses on the issues of mobility transition and energy policy. The goals are ambitious: Europe is to be climate-neutral by 2050. The transport sector, which is currently responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, must make a significant contribution to achieving this goal.


Combined transport, with its intelligent linking of different modes of transport, is predestined to play a central role in zero-emission freight transport in the future. Hupac is aligning its growth strategy accordingly and is making an active contribution to the development of the required transport policy framework.