Freightgate Supports Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Tracking

In recognition of Earth Day 2010 Freightgate, a global industry leader in Web 2.0 technology supply chain software solutions, is pleased to announce enhanced carbon footprint functionality with COx wizard and modeling in its Tariff-Trek! shipping management software. This improved carbon footprint functionality will help shippers and carriers capture, analyze and optimize the carbon footprint of their logistics and supply chains.

Using the Freightgate Tariff-Trek! module within it’s integrated SaaS+plus PLTX platform, a company will be able to generate different rate and routing scenarios that compare operational, financial and environmental impact of their supply chain. The results will help determine which scenario is environmentally sound while at the same time being financially and operationally viable.

Recently IBM said that it will require its 28,000 suppliers in more than 90 countries to install management systems to gather data on their energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste and recycling. The initiative follows Wal-Mart’s announcement in February that it would require its suppliers to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the life cycle of the products it sells. Many other manufacturers, and producers and transportation carriers are applying similar policies in a unified effort to preserve our global environment.

According to a UK Guardian news article, shipping represents about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Aviation carbon dioxide emissions, estimated to be about 2% of the global total, have been at the forefront of the climate change debate because of the sharp increase in cheap flights and express cargo demand. Separate studies suggest that maritime carbon dioxide emissions are not only higher than previously thought, but could rise by as much as 75% in the next 15 to 20 years if world trade continues to grow and no action is taken.

“Shippers, logistics providers and transportation carriers can no longer ignore their impact on the environment” states Martin Hubert, Freightgate President and CEO.

“Understanding the carbon emission impact of your supply chain decisions and carrier routing alternatives is critical to conducting world trade. Many environmentally conscious manufacturers have declared if a supplier or transport provider cannot be compliant with requirements on the environment and sustainability, we’ll stop doing business with them. Freightgate’s technology provides a quick way of analyzing the carbon footprint within the Logistics Management Lifecycle” continues Hubert.

To schedule a No-Obligation Demonstration of Freightgate Logistics Cloud Solutions, please complete form at: or Call Freightgate Sales at (714) 799-2833.

About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule; BFN (Built for NetSuite) approved SuiteApps. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified.