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    FREJA Denmark Newsletter Q4 2024

    For the fourth and final time this year, I would like to welcome you to FREJA’s newsletter.

    The year is coming to an end and we look back on a year that has been filled with strong relationships, sustainable initiatives, exciting projects and large fluctuations in activity levels.

    In this newsletter you can read more about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the taxes that will be introduced as of January 1, 2024, to motivate people to reduce CO2 emissions. The taxes will have a direct impact on sea freight and ferry traffic, and by 2027 also on road transportation.

    Speaking of the green transition, you can also read more about FREJA’s new online tool, FREJA Footprint Analyzer, which we launched last month. With the tool, you have the opportunity to check your company’s CO2 footprint and see what happens when you switch modes of transportation between truck, HVO truck, train and ship.

    You can also read more about FREJA’s brand new logistics center in Jönköping, Sweden, which is expected to be ready in May 2024. We look forward to opening the doors to the 20,000 square meter modern logistics center.

    Good partnerships are important to us, and we are happy and proud that we have established a strong partnership with the Danish retailer Coop in a very short time. At the beginning of the year, FREJA was chosen to transport some of Coop Denmark’s shipments from Poland to Denmark, and in October, the partnership was expanded to include all their temperature-regulated shipments on the same route.

    In FREJA, we have always helped those in need, and now that Christmas is upon us, we have chosen to support ‘Juleuddelingen af 1867 under Den Danske Frimurerorden’ in Kolding. The organization distributes Christmas aid to financially struggling families in Kolding and the surrounding area, and we are happy to be able to contribute to them.

    On behalf of FREJA, I would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

    Best regards

    Jan Sunde

    Jan Sunde
    Managing Director Denmark
    +45 9670 5005
    +45 4060 5600

    Maritime transport affected by new requirements for CO2 emissions per January 1, 2024

    Maritime transport plays a major role in the EU’s economy and is one of the most energy-efficient forms of transport, but it is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was introduced in 2005 as a tool to limit and reduce CO2 emissions. This will have a direct impact on sea freight and ferry traffic, as these operators will be required to invest in CO2 quotas that reflect their CO2 emissions. The aim is to push the industry towards more sustainable alternatives and achieve CO2 neutrality by 2050 and meet the target of a 50% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. The EU wants to promote investments in greener technologies.

    Under the ETS, the companies that emit greenhouse gases must pay a tax in proportion to how much they emit in order to motivate them to reduce their emissions and costs.

    The ETS will be integrated on sea freight/ferry routes in three phases, with the first phase being introduced on January 1, 2024, and including emission permits for 40% of emissions. In 2025, the ETS will cover 70% of emissions, and in 2026, 100% of emissions will be taxed.

    We see that electric ferries are being deployed on short routes such as Helsingør-Helsingborg, but longer routes can currently be not be replaced by electrically powered vessels.

    As FREJA uses ferries on a number of destinations, the new tax will unfortunately lead to increased costs, which we cannot cover alone, but will be forced to pass on to our customers. The cost will be calculated in relation to the individual route and will follow the current costs relating to the route. It is to be expected that the costs for the ETS will fluctuate, as CO2 quotas are traded on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and other similar commodity exchanges.

    We hope for understanding that the EU’s CO2 taxation is important for the overall desire to reduce climate impacts.

    Should there be any questions about this, you are welcome to contact your usual contact person at FREJA.

    Jan Sunde
    Managing Director Denmark
    +45 9670 5005
    +45 4060 5600

    FREJA Footprint Analyzer – Track and analyze your CO2 footprint using our latest online tool

    Preserving the environment is important to us, and we actively seek ways to minimize our industry’s impact. Recognizing the influence of our operations on the environment, we continuously explore sustainable efforts.

    We educate our employees on integrating environmental considerations into their daily work, such as maximizing load utility and reducing empty kilometer haulage. However, we also want to support our customers and partners in reducing their CO2 emissions.

    Therefore, we introduce the FREJA Footprint Analyzer. With this tool, you can get an overview of your company’s CO2 footprint throughout the transportation process. You can immediately see what happens to your CO2 footprint when you change the mode of transportation between trucks, HVO trucks, trains, and ships, and what happens to the footprint when you combine different modes of transportation in new ways.

    Though FREJA Footprint Analyzer doesn’t provide precise values, it offers valuable insights into the relative differences between these transportation modes based on existing FREJA data. The tool allows you to explore diverse solutions and optimize your CO2 footprint across your entire supply chain.

    Check it out here and engage with us for precise CO2 calculations tailored to your transportation solutions.

    Try it here

    Eric Clausen
    Head of ESG & Quality
    +45 9670 5216
    +45 2933 6958

    FREJA’s new logistics center in Sweden is beginning to take shape

    FREJA is expanding in Sweden and is building a brand new environmentally certified logistics center in Jönköping. The construction is ongoing, and in May 2024, when the new building is expected to be completed, the capacity in Jönköping will quadruple.

    The expansion is a result of positive development over recent years. With a new large logistics center of 20,000 m2, we will offer short transit times to and from the Nordic countries and Europe, including our own national last-mile setup in Sweden.

    We will have access to 5,000 square meters of cross-docking and 14,300 square meters of contract logistics, and there will be room for 17,500 pallets.

    We are already experiencing great interest in our new logistics center, and we are in contact with several companies who see the benefits of using FREJA’s logistics center in Jönköping.

    Contact us if you want to know more about FREJA’s new logistics center in Jönköping and the services we will offer. It may be the perfect opportunity for your business.

    Franz Andersen
    Sales Director Denmark
    +45 9670 5030
    +45 5234 5030

    Coop Danmark A/S uses FREJA for shipments from Poland to Denmark

    At the beginning of the year, FREJA was chosen to transport some of Coop Denmark’s shipments from Poland to Denmark, and it has been a successful collaboration.

    Coop Denmark is a retail company founded back in 1866. Among other things, the company runs and Coop 365Discount.

    FREJA Denmark was chosen, as Coop needed a transportation and logistics partner with a large capacity and who can provide the vehicles they need at short notice and still deliver on time. This is especially important for the company in connection with peak seasons and campaigns, which can be extra busy at times.

    About the collaboration with FREJA, Daniel Medrano, Procurement manager at Coop, says: “FREJA has proven to be a valuable partner for our company. The communication has been clear from day one. They have listened to us and been quick to understand our needs, and therefore, we have established a strong and smooth collaboration in a short time.”

    FREJA’s Senior Account Manager, Rasmus Elkjær, also mentions communication as one of the most important parameters for the good partnership. He says: “We have always had a good dialogue about Coop’s wishes and expectations. Not only have we listened to Coop, but they have also been a flexible partner who has been open to suggestions for optimization, and we appreciate that.”

    As of October 1, 2023, we have expanded our collaboration, and FREJA now transports all temperature-regulated goods from Poland to Denmark for Coop. Rasmus Elkjær says: “We are incredibly proud that a company such as Coop has chosen to expand the collaboration with FREJA. It is a testimony that our setup has been ideal for them, and we look forward to continuing the positive collaboration”.

    Franz Andersen
    Sales Director Denmark
    +45 9670 5030
    +45 5234 5030

    FREJA supports ’Juleuddelingen af 1867’ in Kolding

    Christmas is upon us, and at FREJA, it means a lot to us to be able to help those who have an extra hard time during this period. That is why this year, we have chosen to support ‘Juleuddelingen af 1867 under Den Danske Frimurerorden’ in Kolding.

    Every year, they distribute Christmas aid to financially struggling families in Kolding and the surrounding area in the form of Christmas food, Christmas decorations and gifts for the children. The families thereby get what they need to celebrate a good Christmas Eve.

    ‘Juleuddelingen af 1867’ expects to be able to help around 100 families this year.

    If you would like to donate to ‘Juleuddelingen af 1867 under Den Danske Frimurerorden’ in Kolding, you can transfer a donation to this account number: 5098-0001460509. Every contribution here will go entirely towards Christmas assistance.

    Franz Andersen
    Sales Director Denmark
    +45 9670 5030
    +45 5234 5030