Europe’s leading logistics firm DB Cargo and ArcelorMittal Germany have developed a new unloading system that minimizes dust formation to reduce the footprint of this supply chain is right at the start. The unloading system was developed by the Austrian manufacturer Innofreight. This is partially automated, and protects the environment against fine dust and emissions. The materials used in steel production, such as ore, coke and limestone, can be handled with almost no dust formation. In the future, green sponge iron, a precursor for climate-neutral steel production, will also be transported this way At the same time, lighter wagons and special containers increase the efficiency of the freight trains that transport the steel. The new equipment optimizes the loading volume and increases the payload per train by up to 20%. Fewer freight trains have to run for the same transport volume. More than 90% of the required raw materials can be delivered in such a climate-friendly way ArcelorMittal is planning further investments in Eisenhüttenstadt: two electric arc furnaces are to be built that will produce crude steel based on recycling scrap and sponge iron made with green hydrogen. The sponge iron is initially to be transported by rail from a plant planned at ArcelorMittal in Bremen to the unloading facilities in Eisenhüttenstadt.