There are lots of misunderstandings that exist in the transportation and logistics industry.
There are four common main initiatives to achieve “green logistics”:
Before addressing any of these initiatives, our company must know the footprint left by the company’s logistical activities. With knowledge of the level of pollution that needs to be reduced, it’s possible to find alternatives that removes or lowers it. One of the easiest first steps to take is to shift the transport method for your goods from air shipment to sea or train freight. Shipping goods in large container vessels emits only 0.7% of the emissions of an air shipment.
Let’s take a look at an example. A shipment of a 20 ft container with 10 tons of goods from Shanghai to Long Beach (CA, US) generates 320 kg CO2. The same 10 tons of goods shipped by air would generate 45,5 tonnes CO2, 142 times more. The following chart shows a comparison of typical CO2 emissions between modes of transport in grams of CO2 per tonne of goods per km.
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