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How do you reduce logistics CO2 emissions while saving money?

#Greenbygreen with MIXMOVE

The International Transport Forum has predicted that the global freight transportation activity will more than double by 2050, and traffic emissions will rise by 16% compared to 2015. Sadly, Logistics Management states that there is no reason to believe that it will decrease in the foreseeable future.

This development has not only led to congestion and jam on the road and rail, but also delays at sea- and airports with accelerated pressures on transport infrastructures. Moreover, these rapidly growing issues have contributed to the increasing cost of transporting goods, services and the power of humans.

Luckily, today's logistic companies are becoming more aware of the environmental pressure that the development has led to. The primary environmental concern is associated with transport, such as noise, air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, which unfortunately continues to do its damage. One reason for this is that the average load factor of trucks is very low, which is mainly caused by many small shipments and short delivery times, with little or no collaboration between shippers or service providers.

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How can these logistic issues be solved?

At MIXMOVE, we believe that if shippers and logistics service providers were able to extend their collaboration through their network, then load factors could be increased (also by combining light and heavy cargo). This alone may be reducing the need for drivers by 30% or more, leading to reduction in Co2 emissions and air pollution.

One way of achieving such collaboration is to use MIXMOVE HUB/ Cross docking at warehouses. This has been proven to significantly improve load factors, and as such reducing the need for trucks, in a large logistics network for urban distribution centers in Europe. Cargo from multiple shippers are consolidated/reconstructed to ensure that all vehicles leaving a terminal are fully utilized, with weight and volume.

Based on intelligent data collaboration, MIXMOVE proposes operational measures that improve the efficiency of goods distribution, reduce energy consumption and emissions from freight vehicles, and contribute to the overall efficiency of supply chains. Our goal is to protect the climate by reducing our customers' emissions.

Measure, track, and reduce freight transportation emissions with MIXMOVE:

  • Actively reduce your CO2 footprint - MIXMOVE algorithms determine cost-efficient planning and execution of your transport modes, resources and partners.

  • Best use of resources, thanks to Data Analytics - Achieve maximum transport fill rates and stop emergency hirings. Grow without additional resources like drivers or containers.

  • Gain visibility of your current carbon footprint - A comprehensive overview of your supply chain all resources and partners to gain visibility into your carbon footprint by mode, country, lane, and carrier.

MIXMOVE is our insider tip! After the implementation, our truck fill rate increased to 90%, which lead to a 35% reduction in transportation costs, and a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions - all with the right use of existing resources."
Hanns-Georg Rybak - Lean and Technology Manager Logistics and Transportation EMEA 3M EMEA GMBH

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