Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project


Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project
Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project
Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project
Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project Manitou Group supports Neoline maritime project

Manitou Group confirmed its support for the Neoline maritime project to transport its machines to the American market as part of the group’s CSR approach

The Neoline ro-ro cargo project, powered mainly by sails, plans to use 100% clean, free, and renewable energy: the wind. 

With 80% of its revenues earned internationally, the Manitou group plans to transport more than 1000 machines by ships from Europe to the US in 2019. This new solution will optimise the dynamics of its international transport flows: efficiently distributing all of its machines and components around the world more efficiently with less environmental impact.

Augustin Merle, transport and logistics manager at the Manitou group, says, "It’s essential for the Manitou group that we have access to transport solutions that are both efficient and responsible.

"Neoline’s proposal is a perfect fit for our operational needs. It’s also viable in terms of energy consumption, saving an estimated more than 4000 tonnes* of CO2 per year. With this service, we will maintain similar delivery times while optimising pre-routing from our factories in Grand Ouest to the port of Nantes—Saint-Nazaire."

Neoline is developing a highly fuel-efficient transatlantic transport line, thanks to innovative sailing vessels that will specialise in rolling and oversized goods. With start-up expected in 2021, this line will connect St-Nazaire with the American east coast and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

To provide a maritime transport solution that is equal to today’s environmental challenges, Neoline is developing industrial-scale sailing freight services that are clean, customised, and competitive and meet the logistical needs of shippers.

* Source: Ademe database on the consumption of ro-ro cargo ships of 0.103 kgCO2/tonne.km

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