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  December 6th, 2018 | Written by

Going Green in 2019

How Supply Chain Operations Can Contribute to Sustainable Environment Practices

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  • Maritime shipping provides the greenest of all options when shipping and transportation.
  • As more green-focused rules are enforced, companies are utilizing carbon offset solutions to stay a few steps ahead.
  • Global trade manufacturers and key industry players are considering more ways to "go green" on all levels of operations.

The countdown for 2019 has kicked-off with 24 days remaining. For the remaining duration of the year, supply chain experts, global trade manufacturers, and key industry players are considering more ways to “go green” on all levels of operations, especially for air freight distributors. But with more sign-offs to expand economic reach, the airline sector and many others that contribute to the carbon footprint have no intention of slowing down.

Dedola Global Logistics shares some insight on how to take each level of operations and determine what can be done to implement greener and safer practices while continuing trade and economic efforts worldwide.

The first step is to understand how massive of a carbon footprint your business is producing. You can’t fix what you don’t understand, and this is done through the recommendation of measuring the transportation carbon footprint before finalizing the plan of action.

Secondly, double up efforts that save time and money such as full container loads versus less container loads. This tip provides multiple levels of benefits beyond green efforts from efficiencies to cost savings.

Maritime shipping provides the greenest of all options when shipping goods, but air freight and other methods for many is still a must and regular part of operations. Unfortunately, this is the also the highest in emissions, according to the World Shipping Council.

Look beyond the method of transportation. What kind of packaging is being used? Is it biodegradable? Make sure to always maximize space and create as much room for reduced shipping if possible. A little goes a long way.

And finally, research the best carbon offset for your business. As more green-focused rules are enforced, companies are utilizing carbon offset solutions to stay a few steps ahead of the game. Invest now and avoid costly investments in the future.

Source: Dedola Global Logistics 

 


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