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MICHELIN SET TO USE NEOLINE’S CARGO SAILBOAT

Michelin has signed a letter of commitment to use Neoline’s cargo sailboat to transport tyres from Canada to France.


Neoline is planning to start up a service between Halifax in Canada and Saint-Nazaire in France with a cargo ship which ‘relies on main propulsion by sail’. The company expects to have its first cargo sailboat in operation in 2023, with a second to follow in 2024.


Neoline’s vessel will be 136 metres long with 4,200 square metres of sails. The company estimates that its service will ‘reduce by 90% the CO2 emissions related to transatlantic maritime freight transport’.


The Canada-France line will also serve the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, as well as Baltimore in the US.


In a statement issued today, Neoline said that after the second vessel launches, the Michelin group will ‘gradually entrust at least 50% of the group's containers transported on this line’.


Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group Supply Chain Director, commented: ‘This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport. This first step in carbon-free shipping is fully in line with the CSR strategy of Michelin's operations. It will contribute to achieving the objective of reducing CO2 emissions from logistics by 15% in absolute terms between 2018 and 2030.’