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Climate protection in logistics: Save tons of CO₂ with sustainable route planning.

Global warming, rising sea levels and environmental pollution: The global discussion about climate change was not least initiated by the "Fridays for Future" movement by the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. In Germany, too, topics such as the diesel scandal have received media attention in recent years - and are thus increasingly focusing on road traffic as the main cause of harmful CO 2 emissions. A challenge for the forwarding and logistics industry, for which “green logistics” has long since become an important topic. Environmentally friendly and resource-efficient logistics processes have one goal: to keep the ecological footprint as low as possible. gts would like to enable companies to trace their own traces in terms of utilization. The new CO 2 watch will be online shortly!

The facts: Emissions from road traffic

As a study by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) shows, greenhouse gas emissions from transport decreased only slightly in 2018 compared to 1990 - from 164 to 162 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents.
With the Climate Protection Programme 2030, Germany wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. This was calculated by experts on behalf of the BMU. In truck transport, the specific emissions per transport effort (tonne-kilometres) according to the Umweltbundesamt have decreased since the nineties due to better engines, exhaust technology and improved fuel quality. However, between 1995 and 2018, the amount of traffic generated by trucks increased by 81 per cent from 279.7 million tonne-kilometres to 506.9 billion tonne-kilometres. This means that transport remains one of the sectors with the highest CO2-balance in the logistics chain.

Climate change in logistics: Save CO 2

In view of these numbers, the issues of CO 2 savings or even CO 2 neutrality are at the top of the agenda for many logistics companies today. And not just for image reasons or because state sanctions are threatened. The social awareness of the relevance of environmentally friendly and thus sustainable concepts shows them the responsibility and the need for action. But where do you start? For example, with the daily mileage of your own fleet. The optimization potential is huge. A similar management of transport capacities is not very efficient - neither in terms of profitability nor in terms of the emissions caused. This is exactly where the TransIT software from gts comes in and digitizes the route planning. On the basis of intelligent algorithms, precise area planning and automated optimization algorithms. The result: the same delivery quality with fewer total kilometers driven, less fuel consumption and fewer vehicles used. A real competitive factor!
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In the long term, with the right route planning, the routes of vehicle fleets can not only be designed more efficiently - for example, drive to more locations in a shorter time - but also save tons of CO 2 . More and more customers who already rely on the TransIT software for their route planning and optimization are interested in the subject of CO 2 savings. They know that they are saving, but not how much they are saving. It is precisely for this reason that gts developed the CO 2 watch, which will be released shortly. By measuring the ecological footprint, logistics companies are given the opportunity to monitor their own sustainability and the results of their environmental protection measures. The scientific team at gts does not provide mere estimates of the CO 2 emissions of the TransIT users, but reliable figures based on actual consumption figures - in real time.

How sustainable is your tour planning? And how is your supply chain doing when it comes to resource conservation? Let us answer these questions together so that your company can find its economic and ecological balance in the future.

Climate protection in logistics: Save tons of CO₂ with sustainable route planning. - gts systems

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