Companies with sustainable solutions are now an important partner for the logistics industry. Deutsche Bahn (db fahrplan) is one of the leading transport and logistics companies worldwide and the largest rail transport company in Europe. They make it a point that they only partner with companies willing to offer sustainable solutions during their operations.
Today, e-commerce is booming
In the U.S., the total volume of online purchases rose from $ 390 billion in 2016 to $ 517 billion in 2018, which already accounts for 14 percent of total retail sales. Rapid development brings with it the constant expansion of logistics systems, as products have to be delivered to customers somehow. Ergo: more courier services, more trucks, more and more shipments.
The welcome growth for the logistics sector is causing serious problems for the environment. CO2 emissions from transport are slowly outpacing those in the energy sector. This trend needs to be reversed. Thus, in a sector where companies are trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors with the vibrant colors of their trucks, green has recently become the most fashionable color.
Transport and logistics need to be greener
Transport and logistics need to become greener so that the trend in retail today – the advancement of online ordering and home delivery to the consumer – can be sustained without destroying our Earth. Sustainability is important for more and more logistics companies. Partnering with businesses with the same goals can make a significant contribution to the realization of these positive goals.
It is of paramount importance for logistics companies to have their vehicles operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To do this, trucks need to be serviced regularly because any outage would mean a delay and a delay would ultimately lead to an increase in costs. Shipping companies operating fleets use various services on a daily basis. Reusable materials from wipes, maps to collection mats are used to ensure that their plants operate in a sustainable manner.
How reusable materials help the logistics industry
Parts must be cleaned regularly in workshops. The use of cleaning fluid containing natural microorganisms is perfect for this task, as it breaks down fats and oils by a biological process, so that even heavily soiled pieces can be spotless. The use of this cleaning fluid can trigger the use of environmentally harmful solvents.
To protect our environment, cleaning various parts of the vehicles with reusable wipes do not fatten garbage tips. These small cloths are washed in an environmentally friendly way and even use the energy of the oils and fats absorbed by the cloth to convert them into heat. It is also an environmentally friendly solution.
The use of environmentally friendly carpet helps to keep the floor clean. These “textile” tanks absorb oil, grease, hydraulic fluid. Reusability – as carpets are collected, washed in an environmentally friendly way and re-delivered is in line with the principle of sustainability. That is why it is important for logistics companies to partner with companies with the same green goals.