Environmental Impact & Reports

As a single intermodal trip of Ekol from Turkey to France avoids traveling along 2.700 kilometer of road, the following savings are made:

  • 864 liters of fuel
  • 2268 kg of CO2 emissions
  • 5.8 kg of NOx
  • 0.08 kg of Particulate Matter (PM)

As of December 2016, Ekol has delivered 242.171 units making the use of intermodal forms of transportation. (January 2011 – December 2016)

The amount of carbon dioxide saved annually could be absorbed by 3.06 million trees, or a 7.650 hectares of forest land.


  • A single tree can absorb 22 kg of CO2.
  • There is an average of 400 trees in 1 hectare of forest land.

Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2021

Diesel Savings in 2021


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2020

Diesel Savings in 2020


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2019

Diesel Savings in 2019


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2018

Diesel Savings in 2018


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2017

Diesel Savings in 2017


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in 2016

Diesel Savings in 2016


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in  2015

Diesel Savings in 2015


Carbondioxide Emission Reduction in  2014

Diesel Savings in 2014


Every month, Ekol informs its customers of carbon dioxide and diesel fuel savings achieved through intermodal transportation. These reports are based on customer shipment data in the system.

Moreover, Ekol customers can track the statistics from their personal accounts through the web-based Quadronet software.

Savings Calculation Method

The Intermodal Transportation solution offered by Ekol Logistics is developed to provide an environment-friendly alternative. The utilization of this mode of transportation directs the majority of cargoes to maritime and railway transportation from the usual heavy lifter, road transportation. The fuel consumed and CO2 emitted for each trip on sea and railway transportation are compared against the figures to occur had road transportation been used, and the savings achieved are reported.

The calculations to determine savings are based on the emission figures of trucks compliant with Euro 5 standards. Within this framework, the average fuel consumption figure for Ekol’s vehicles are 0.32 liters of diesel and 1.1 kg of CO2 emission per kilometer covered with a full trailer.

The counter on the home page provides the reflection of instant amount in current year calculated in proportion to the previous years. Calculation method was confirmed under ISO 14064-1.

Calculation Formula

= Consumption in Road Freight (CO2;Diesel) – Consumption in Intermodal (CO2;Diesel)

= (No of Trip Int. x Trip Distance x Avg Consumption per km (CO2;Diesel)) – (No of Trip Int. x (CO2;Diesel) For Each Trip)