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Decarbonisation on land

Decarbonisation pathway to 2030 for road transport

Our target for road transport and land activity is an ambitious 75% intensity reduction in well-to-wheel (WtW) CO2e by 2030.

There is a high potential for emissions reductions by optimising our operations and increasing efficiency. This can be done through improved cargo planning (reducing waiting time and grouping cargo better); increase loading capacity, more efficient and aerodynamic vehicles, driver behaviour and better route planning.

But efficiency alone will only get us part of the way. We need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and our pathway for road transport is already off to a good start. Between 2023 and 2025, we are introducing over 200 electric heavy-duty trucks to our fleet, making ours the largest heavy duty electric truck fleet in Europe to date.

For routes that we cannot yet electrify, we use HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) as a transition fuel in existing trucks, and we are working on several opportunities to pilot hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. By 2030, we expect that only 10% of our trucking fleet will be on diesel fuel.

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Electrification is key

Moving to electricity for road, land, warehousing and terminal activity is a central focus of our decarbonisation plans.

Most of our activities converge at terminals, where we plan to start producing significant amounts of renewable electricity. This way we can cover our own consumption needs, contribute to the available energy pool in the area, while reducing our overall emissions.


Key road and land projects

Read more here about the key projects that will get us to our goal of 75% reduction in Well-to-Wheel CO2e by 2030. A selection:

Coop and DFDS join forces to decarbonise heavy transport

CPH Pride, DFDS and Volvo come together for a more sustainable Pride!

First electric trucks in Klaipėda set in service by DFDS

Electric shore power, ship

Decarbonisation techniques

Our pathway to net-zero consists of the adoption and implementation of a combination of four key techniques that either reduce energy usage or replace fossil-based energy sources with renewable sources.


Decarbonisation FAQs

Do you have questions about our decarbonisation strategy or how we measure results? Find the most frequently asked questions and answers here.