Greener reefer logistics at Padborg terminal
The terminal has improved sustainability by switching from using diesel to electricity to cool down reefer trailers
At Blue Water, we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact. An important step in providing more sustainable logistics solutions within the supply chain is demonstrated at our reefer terminal in Padborg, Denmark. Here, we have switched from using diesel to power to cool down reefer trailers, in line with our mission to have a more sustainable presence in the transport and logistics sector.
"Our decision to replace diesel with electricity reflects our commitment to addressing the significant emissions generated by our industry. As a leading player, we recognise our central role in addressing the challenge of reducing emissions. We are proud to have made this sustainable change in Padborg," says Rene Busekist Ohlsen, Blue Water's Director Reefer Road.
Sustainable step forward
All reefer trailers arriving at Blue Water’s Padborg terminal can now be powered by electricity instead of diesel. The ten generators are powered by solar panels on the roof of the terminal. This approach creates a greener logistics chain and contributes to a more sustainable way of transporting goods.
The solar panels were installed on the roof of the terminal in 2022. A total of 642 PV modules were placed, with a combined PV generator output of 247.17 kWh. These solar panels provide an estimated 165,880 kWh/year to the warehouse, covering 30% of the site's total electricity consumption. It is estimated that the solar panels have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 105,297 kg/year, helping to reduce Blue Water's overall carbon footprint.