01 Jan 2016

Comparison of transport modes

Infographic shows CO2 emissions of truck, rail and barge transports

In 2015, CO2 emissions in Germany rose again slightly. In an infographic, Contargo shows how much CO2 is generated by transport by direct trucking only, and by combined transport with rail or barge.

In March the German Federal Environmental Agency stated that CO2 emissions in Germany had risen again. One cause of the continuing pollution was named as the goods transport sector, with a “significant increase in freight traffic volume, primarily on roads”.

To clearly demonstrate how great are the differences between a container transport by direct trucking, by combined truck–rail and truck–barge, Contargo has illustrated this in an infographic with the example of the trip between Wörth-Karlsruhe and Rotterdam.

Because no two trips are alike, Contargo offers the Tariff Calculation System IMTIS, a program which predicts the CO2 emissions of a container transport for different transport modes. The program not only takes into account the emissions generated by the transport itself – it also includes CO2 emissions generated in the course of fuel production and distribution, and the energy consumption of handling at the terminal and administration. This enables firms to calculate their own carbon footprint and reduce it at will. The tariff calculator can be used free of charge, at: https://imtis.contargo.net/web/.


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