10 Oct '11, 9am

Logistics sector going green

Logistics sector going green

Logistics companies are making headway on saving fuel and emissions, but will sustainability efforts survive tough economic times? Photo: DHL A spate of sustainability-related announcements from some of the world’s largest logistics companies show these firms mean green business , Chen He reports. Running through the heart of Mexico City is Metrobus, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system which carries more than 450,000 riders daily. In 2010, EMBARQ, a nongovernmental organisation that addresses urban transportation problems, showed Metrobus how to eliminate about 114,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution. With funding of $500,000 and expertise from logistics giant FedEx, EMBARQ will help the BRT system expand and grow to be even more efficient. FedEX uses its experience in managing life cycles of vehicles to help Mexico City transit officials improve bus fleet management. This...

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