Taiwan Cement: Expanding the layout of green logistics

TCC’s low-carbon cement delivery has switched to electric tractor trucks, reducing carbon emissions by 32%
Taiwan Cement
TCC’s low-carbon cement delivery has switched to electric tractor trucks, reducing carbon emissions by 32%
Taiwan Cement
Taiwan Transport & Storage Corporation has introduced VOLVO electric tractor trucks

TTS, a subsidiary of TCC, joined hands with VOLVO to hold the “Low-Carbon EV Green Transportation Launch Ceremony,” announcing that TCC will become the first company in Taiwan to use electric tractor trucks for the transportation of cement products. The electric tractor trucks will reduce carbon emissions from cement transportation by 32%. TTS has successively introduced 26 t electric trucks and 43 t electric tractor trucks, becoming the logistics company in Taiwan with the largest variety of electric vehicles introduced to date. TTS is committed to reducing Scope 3 carbon emissions for the supply chains of the semiconductor, retail, and manufacturing industries, while also lowering carbon emissions from Taiwan’s road transportation. According to statistics, the greenhouse gas emissions from Taiwan’s transportation sector account for approximately 12.8% of the country’s total emissions, ranking only behind the industrial and energy sectors. In transportation, road transport emissions are the highest, with large trucks and tractor trailers ranking second in carbon emissions, accounting for 18.31%. For a sustainable environment, TTS has taken the lead in introducing electric trucks and electric tractor trucks since 2022, initiating green logistics in Taiwan. In the next phase, a fleet of small electric commercial vehicles will also be formed to expand the operational scope. Not only does TTS invest in EV vehicles for the industrial sector, but it also targets enterprises in the consumer industry and those with regional terminal distribution needs.

Kung-Yi Koo, Chairman of TTS, Roman Cheng, President of TCC, Johan Selvén, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Volvo Trucks, and Te-Wang Tong, CEO of Swire Motors Group, jointly witnessed a new milestone in Taiwan’s green transportation; the newly designed electric tractor trucks and tank trailers, which will be used to transport TCC’s bulk low-carbon cement in the future, also made their debut for the first time. This 43 t Volvo electric tractor truck boasts a maximum range of 300 km. The battery capacity, depending on the number of batteries installed, can reach up to 540 kWh. The powertrain can be equipped with up to 3 electric motors, paired with a 12-speed electric drive transmission system, capable of delivering a maximum output of 666 horsepower. Equipped with a 250kW DC charger, it only takes 2.5 hours to fully charge, making it the electric tractor truck introduced in Taiwan with the highest cost-performance ratio for customers.

Kung-Yi Koo, the chairman of TTS, stated: “TTS has successively introduced electric trucks and electric tractor heads to reduce carbon emissions, achieving about a 32% reduction in carbon emissions in the transportation of cement products. TCC combines green electricity, energy storage, and electric commercial vehicle solutions to offer Taiwanese manufacturers options for commercial electric vehicles, especially in terms of Scope 3 carbon emissions in the value chain. To promote green transportation, cooperation between the government and enterprises is necessary to ensure supply chain support and availability.” TCC's President, Roman Cheng, stated: “TCC has already employed electric mining trucks in the mines of Shaoguan and Yingde plants in mainland China. Even at the Jiangsu Jurong plant, the electric mining trucks are unmanned. TCC’s subsidiary, NHOA. TCC, will also collaborate with TTS to establish an integrated charging and storage station for electric tractor trucks. The 180-240kw fast-charging stations can fully charge the electric tractor trucks within 50 minutes, promoting the development of electric vehicle transportation in Taiwan.” Johan Selvén, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Volvo Trucks International, said: "TTS is the first customer in Taiwan to put heavy EV into operation. We are leaders in the EV market in Europe and North America, and now we have finally delivered the first one in Taiwan. I am eagerly looking forward to developing electric trucks in this beautiful country! I look forward to more opportunities for cooperation in the future, to jointly promote green transformation."

Major international ESG evaluations have successively incorporated Scope 3 net-zero carbon emissions into their assessment criteria, prompting international enterprises and brands to intensify their management of Scope 3 carbon emissions and establish carbon reduction targets. The electric tractor heads introduced by TTS can be attached to various types of semi-trailers, including container flatbeds, bulk cement tankers, fuel tankers, dump trucks, box or flatbed trailers, and electric compactor garbage trucks. It is also possible to equip with an external power supply unit to provide for products that require temperature control, such as refrigerated or frozen transportation. Therefore, whether it is machinery, consumer products, raw materials, SRF, or waste, all can be transported using electric tractor heads. This year, TTS initially provided two electric tractor trucks equipped with tank trailers to carry out the task of transporting bulk low-carbon cement for TCC. After launching the lowest carbon Portland limestone cement in Taiwan last year, TCC will further reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions this year due to the introduction of this electric transportation vehicle, gaining further advantages in the carbon footprint of low-carbon cement products. Furthermore, to support the electric tractor trucks and eliminate charging-related range anxiety, NHOA. TCC, a subsidiary of TCC, has also set up dedicated fast-charging stations for TTS at the TCC production plants. This not only enhances the operational efficiency of the vehicles but also ensures timely delivery, fully demonstrating the TCC’s commitment to investing in green transportation infrastructure.


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