The transport of sugar beets to our factories is one of the largest logistics operations in the Netherlands. Together with our partners, we are working to achieve more sustainable logistics.

Beets by boat

For the past two years, we have been working on a modal shift: transporting beets by boat instead of truck. As part of this, we managed to replace no fewer than 15,000 trips by road with water-based transport during the 2021/2022 beet campaign. This translates into a savings of 130 truck trips per day, a total of 2½ million truck kilometres – equivalent to a savings of over 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Own wharf

To help facilitate this shift, CBC, LCB, MCA Brabant, the Municipality of Steenbergen and Province of Noord-Brabant have signed a letter of intent to build a wharf at the Cosun Beet Company factory in Dinteloord. This will enable us to further expand the modal shift and transport even more beets by boat to our factory.

Partners: Cosun Beet Company, MCA Brabant, Province of Noord-Brabant, Collect + Go and Logistics Community Brabant