Why Sustainable Logistics is the Future?

Sustainability is a hot topic these days for businesses, corporate investors and shareholders. The logistics industry is one of the most carbon-intensive of them all, with emissions (trucks, ships, motorbikes, etc. for deliveries) and packaging (plastic, paper) posing big challenges.

Innovations in logistics industries are constantly evolving into faster, more reliable, and easier-to-use versions of themselves to keep up with the demands of modern times. Sustainability has become a top priority for organizations targeting the ever-growing logistics market.

Many retailers rely upon third-party logistics providers for shipping. Hence alternatives for fuel usage would make a huge difference in CO2 emissions.

Here are a few solutions to control greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming.

  • Electric vehicles to replace diesel-powered engines, the inadequate infrastructure supporting electric vehicles and longer lead times and higher costs associated with lower-emissions modes.
  • For companies that use carbon offsets to meet targets, there is increasing scrutiny regarding the role of offsets and concerns over the quality and cost of those offsets.
  • One of the best ways to be ecologically and socially sustainable is to replace old vehicles with newer environmental-friendly options.
  • GPS-enabled fleet management and tracking solutions offer a real-time location that helps in planning routes more efficiently.
  • Insightful reports on vehicle diagnostics, engine and tire maintenance, and fuel usage, which can be effectively used to keep fleets of all kinds green and eco-friendly.
  • Maintaining the optimal pressure in tires is also a neat way of controlling fuel consumption. With the use of sensors, the driver can keep a check on the pressure of the tires.
  • Well-maintained engines and tires can reduce fuel consumption by 12 per cent at least and extend their life.
  • Usage of auto-gear vehicles will be a feasible alternative, several industries that depend on transportation and logistics are hopeful of the increased efficiency and speed this technology can bring.

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