Falling diesel consumption reduces emissions

At CMP diesel consumption has been falling steadily since 2006. An Eco Driving training course has brought the issue into focus. The move to the Northern Harbour will now create further opportunities for efficient freight handling while also reducing goods traffic volumes in central Malmö

"All those who drive work machines at CMP have completed the Eco Driving course. This has made the issue even more central than before. Drivers now plan their driving and freight handling in a different way. There’s less idling, for instance,” Lennart Hall, CMP’s Quality and Environment Coordinator, says.

Other factors having a positive impact on the environment are the new Tier 3 engines, which use less diesel, and the use of particle filters in terminal tractors, which reduce emissions and noise. A consequence of CMP’s move to the Northern Harbour is that a large share of the heavy goods traffic has disappeared from central Malmö, leading to time savings as well as environmental benefits. The large spaces in the port area also make it easier for vehicles to move around.

“In the Northern Harbour drivers can now plan their routes even better, and we can handle the freight more efficiently and in a more concentrated way. We are also introducing a new system that will make it easier for drivers to locate the freight, which is another factor that will help them plan their journeys,” Lennart Hall says. He believes the positive trend will continue and is optimistic about the future:
“I believe diesel consumption and emissions will continue to fall in 2011.”
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