Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Clean Cargo Working Group attracts new ocean carrier members

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
August 06, 2013

Big brand commitments to integrate environmental criteria into enterprise decision-making is proving the business case for container carriers to join Clean Cargo Working Group, with Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Independent Container Lines and Arkas Container Transport recently coming on board.

The group is in active dialogue with additional, major global carriers, as well as feeder lines, that are increasingly seeing the business value of collaborating in Clean Cargo.

“The growth curve in membership continues to increase,” says Angie Farrag, Associate Director of Transportation and Logistics at BSR, Clean Cargo’s Secretariat. “This is particularly due to companies such as Electrolux leading the way forward with their recent declaration to only ship with carriers that report environmental performance using the Clean Cargo methodology, starting in 2014.”

Gorm Kjaerboll, global ocean contracting manager for the Electrolux Group, said that top management continues to recognize the value of this coalition.

“Once you get management to buy in, we can all profit by measuring and expanding our green initiatives,” he said.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Carload volumes were up 1.4 percent at 300,388, and intermodal volume for the week ending September 13 was up 5 percent at 279,052 trailers and containers.

Company says the Cloud offering allows customers to respond more quickly to new business opportunities, without significant upfront cost and implementation times.

As e-commerce continues to take a bigger piece of the holiday package delivery pie, it stands to reason that companies need to be proactive and prepared in order to deliver premium service during the busiest time of year, which is rapidly approaching. And that is exactly what transportation giants UPS and FedEx are doing this year. How are they doing it exactly? The primary step they are taking is to up their numbers of seasonal staffers.

A recent hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation suggests that the U.S. Merchant Marine industry may be poised for a major comeback.

Spot market freight volumes for the month of August remained elevated compared to seasonal norms, according to data issued this week Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA