Dutch company using barges to cut CO2 in the Chiquita banana supply chain

Bakker Barendrecht supplies fruit and vegetables to the Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn. They are also a subsidiary of Greenyard. This Dutch company recently joined forces with Kloosterboer and BCTN to reduce their CO2 emissions per container.

BTCN is the largest operator of inland container terminals in the Netherlands and Belgium. Kloosterboer is a leading Dutch logistics service provider. They do logistics for temperature-controlled food products in Western Europe. These two companies have been working together on this since 30 September of this year.

They will use barges to ship Chiquita bananas after they arrive by sea at the Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands. This inland shipping is to be done via BTCN's inland container terminal in Alblasserdam. These shipments are then transported by trucks to Bakker Barendrecht's distribution center.

Currently, an average of 40 trucks drive from Kloosterboer Vlissingen directly to Bakker Barendrecht every week. The environment will benefit from using barges in this multi-module transport route. It is expected that a CO2 emissions reduction of more than 50% per container can be achieved.

For more information:
Fred Compeer
Tel: +31 (0) 620 742 172

Ricardo van der Berh
Tel: +31 (0) 613 121 636 

Janneke Goudswaard 
Bakker Barendrecht / Albert Heijn
Tel: +31 (0) 180 695 911

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