According to the International Transport Forum, roughly 8 percent of global CO2 emissions stem from the transportation of goods, fueled by a growing economy and international trade. Transportation and technology companies around the world are innovating products and services to help mitigate the growth of damage we endure to our planet.  Here are some impressive examples:

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Airline group partners Air France and KLM have each entered into new commitments to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Air France and Shell have signed a memorandum of undertaking with World Energy through which the airline plans to use SAF made from inedible waste fats and oils on flights from San Francisco with effect from 1 June 2020. No details have been released of how much fuel Air France intends to purchase but the initiative is expected to help save around 6,000 tons of CO2 over a period of 16 months. Meanwhile, KLM has purchased an undisclosed amount of SAF from Neste, which will be produced from used cooking oil and used on flights out of Amsterdam. For the first time, the fuel will be supplied through the existing infrastructure at Schiphol. KLM said the purchase had been made possible as a result of contributions to its Corporate BioFuel Programme, which Neste has announced it will join.

As part of Air France’s sustainable development agenda for 2030, CO2 emissions are targeted to be cut by 50% compared to 2005, mainly through investment in fuel-efficient aircraft. It also recently announced that as from 1 January 2020, all emissions from domestic flights will be offset.

Smart Procurement Options

Today there are smart procurement practices allowing companies to consider carbon emissions of their transportation choices.  Assigning values e.g. driven by the cost of carbon offsets; first by transporting their cargo on the most optimized route, another logical step for companies to set targets and report logistics emissions across their global supply chain. 

Using a product like Freightgate’s procurement solutions a company is able to measure and track emissions from their global supply chain, plus provide insight on smart procurement practices to minimize the emissions and provide the most optimal route for shipments to reduce supply chain costs as well as reduce impact on the environment.

Strategic RFP Process

As Carbon Emissions and sustainability are regaining momentum for global supply chain networks — collecting relevant information during an upcoming RFP is a great starting point. Being able to collect and model based on CO2 impact has become important both on the buying and selling side. Freightgate offers native support for execution level CO modelling as part of the Logistics Cloud platform, positioning our customers with strategic advantages for the future. 

As the freight industry evolves, innovative companies all around the world coming up with creative ways to improve the impact on the environment.  Re-engeniering the way we transport goods internationally and domestically to advance the health, safety and our future.

IoT Trackers and recycling them 

Committed to Sustainability and a better future for all together with our Sister company Tive, Freightgate offers some of the most advanced IoT trackers in the market a natural vertically extension, perfectly augmenting the PO and Shipment VIsibility and Event Management with IoT trackers.   But to preserve precious resources we offer a comprehensive recycling program.  Especially with the 5G and 2G Solo single-use trackers weighing less than 100g, our customers can now add the best IoT tracking without it weighing on the environmental conscience or noticeably on their shipment.