Agility Ventures invests $18m in green supply chain tech

Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Kuwait-based logistics provider Agility Logistics, has invested $18 million in technologies to make its supply chain more energy-efficient, Agility announced today. The announcement came as part of Agility’s 2019 sustainability report, in which the company affirmed its plan to cut emissions from 2016 levels by 25% by 2025. […]

DHL Express expands NYC e-commerce capacity to handle demand

To keep up with the rapid demand for e-commerce services in the greater New York City area, DHL Express has opened two new facilities in the region – one in Long Island City (LIC), in the borough of Queens, and the other in the Times Square section of Midtown Manhattan. DHL invested more than US$10 […]

DHL partners with Cologne Business School to ‘go green’

DHL Global Forwarding, the logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL,  has published a white paper in partnership with the Cologne Business School, in an endeavor to incorporate sustainable practices into its supply chain. The white paper lists actions that all forwarders and logistics firms can take to “intensify their environmentally friendly and socially responsible actions […]

Green Friday: Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ reduces peak season waste

Today kicks off the “official” start of the holiday shopping season in the United States. But thanks to the efforts of retailers, such as Amazon.com, “Black Friday” is getting a little bit greener this year, in terms of packaging waste reduction. Amazon doesn’t disclose its undeniably large carbon footprint, but after ten years on the […]

DuPont goes green with recycling program for cargo covers

DuPont Protection Solutions announced a new, complimentary recycling program for its Tyvek cargo covers, in a response to shipper requests for an environmentally responsible way to dispose of the covers. The Tyvek cargo covers act as thermal shields, maintaining internal temperature of cargo by reflecting solar heat in high temperatures and acting as a barrier […]

Alibaba’s Cainiao begins green vehicle program with Chinese car makers

    Last-mile delivery in China is getting a shot in the arm from Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary, Cainiao Network, which announced a partnership with Chinese car manufacturers, including SAIC Motor and Dongfeng Motor, to manufacture 1 million green-energy delivery vehicles. While the logistics business is decades away from anything resembling “green airfreight,” companies such as […]

Greener Skies Ahead: How going green can help your bottom line

Last month, FedEx issued a report with much fanfare about the results of two initiatives that made them understandably proud. They had set baseline targets back in 2005 and were already close to hitting their goals. All told, the two initiatives saved FedEx a combined US$281 million dollars in cost savings in fiscal 2016 alone. […]

Greener Skies Ahead: What can forwarders do?

There are various areas in which forwarders can make a positive contribution to the air cargo footprint, including, for example: Carrier selection: Monitoring, recognizing and rewarding (through the allocation of volumes) the carriers that demonstrate the greatest commitment to improving their carbon efficiency; Efficiency: Doing a better job of shipment consolidation, selection of routes and […]

DHL expands carbon reporting

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight expanded carbon reporting for transports. The company adopted the greenhouse gas protocol “Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard” for carbon reports, launched a new web platform called DHL Carbon Dashboard 2.0 and unveiled Quick Scan, which measures carbon efficiency and compares it with industry benchmarks.  “We expect that the regulations for […]
  • March 10, 2014