Melker Jernberg, CEO of Höganäs, and Henrik Holm, CEO of GDL Transport AB, with one of the new vehicles.
Melker Jernberg, CEO of Höganäs, and Henrik Holm, CEO of GDL Transport AB, with one of the new vehicles.

Höganäs is testing a new high-capacity transport (HCT) truck to be used in carrying metal powder from Höganäs to the port of Helsingborg in Sweden.

Loading two containers instead of one will lower carbon dioxide emission by up to 35%, the company says. 

‘This is an important part of our sustainability efforts. In the future we will be able to halve the number of transports between the cities,’ said Melker Jernberg, CEO of Höganäs AB.

The HCT vehicles can carry higher tonnage than ordinary heavy lorries, and the new vehicle has a capacity of 54 tonnes of cargo.

Each year Höganäs AB dispatches 200 000 tonnes of metal powder from Höganäs to Helsingborg port for further transportation to Asia and North and South America. The goal with the HCT project is to reduce the number of vehicles from eight to four vehicles per day.

This story uses material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.