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Transport is a relatively small part of the total environmental impact of a product. It is 5 percent for a pair of Timberland shoes, 10 percent for an iPad. But estimates suggest that emissions from transport will grow by as much as 40 percent in the next 25 years.

There is a chance, however. Companies that systematically review the organization and emissions of the freight transport caused can realize considerable savings. It is measured both in emissions and in money.

The smart adjustments in its main transport and distribution routes, the cooperative has succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions by 68 percent and also achieving a cost reduction of 40 percent.

With these three tips for succeeded in making transport more sustainable:

  1. Take the train

Aircraft emit an average of 47 times as much CO2 per kilometer as container ships, and trucks 6 times as much as trains.

Load boards specialist tries to take the train as much as possible. And even within the train transport, the cooperative has optimized everything. This resulted in a ‘track & trace’ system for the fruit growers and the factory. Software was tailored to rail containers that are larger than truck containers.

  1. Increase the load factor

Increasing the load factor can be achieved by using better logistics software and adapting packaging to the way they are transported. As a result, freight can be combined and transport damage can be reduced.

When a company switched to train transport, the cooperative had to take into account the larger train containers. With a smart information system, the number of pallets that the fruit growers wanted to transport was geared to the railway containers and the trucks for pre- and post-transport.

  1. Talk to partners

By talking to the railway company and other logistics partners, the return capacity of the rail containers could also be usedon the way back fresh products made from the fruit.

Only by good cooperation – and the integral calculation of the entire transport – could the business case be made. Direct lorry transport over approximately 1,600 kilometers was shorter, but sharing the benefits turned out that the switch to train transport could still be made.

 

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