Transplace Helps Shippers Join International Trade Emissions Reduction Initiative - Global Trade Magazine
  April 27th, 2017 | Written by

Transplace Helps Shippers Join International Trade Emissions Reduction Initiative

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  • Transplace supports Welch’s and Del Monte Foods through emissions reporting to SmartWay.
  • Voluntary program supports initiatives to reduce emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities.
  • Transport partnership has over 3,500 partners in the US and Canada.

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, announced that Welch’s, Del Monte Foods, Inc. and other leading shippers have successfully completed 2016 emissions reporting with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership. As part of its commitment to supporting SmartWay and driving continuous improvement for its customers, Transplace worked with the shippers to join the SmartWay program and monitor and submit emissions performance data.

SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. With more than 3,500 partners across the US and Canada, SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by conducting and analyzing freight impact research, engaging with freight experts, anticipating and responding to trends, developing strategic resources and communication strategies and serving as an international model.

“Welch’s is committed to making environmentally responsible practices part of our daily supply chain operations,” said Ryan Boccelli, associate director for customer operations at Welch’s. “We are happy to work with Transplace and the EPA to report the emissions data needed to help develop strategies to reduce our overall carbon footprint.”

Transplace has been a SmartWay partner for over a decade and continues to help positively impact the environment by assisting shippers and carriers looking to become SmartWay partners.

“We continue to see tremendous interest from both shippers and their customers in favor of tracking emissions performance and putting practices in place to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and strategic carrier management for Transplace. “By working with our customers to monitor and report their emissions performance data to SmartWay, they are better positioned to identify and implement strategies to reduce their emissions, as well as report those efforts to their customers.”

“Welch’s, Del Monte, and Transplace recognize that partnering with SmartWay is good for business, people and the environment,” said EPA’s SmartWay Director Cheryl Bynum. “By partnering with us, these organizations are demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower-carbon goods movement.”

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