PSA Cargo Solutions strives to support and enable shippers to make greener logistics choices. We believe that by working together with our partners and customers, we can leverage data to orchestrate supply chains better – optimising routes to reduce wastage during transport, and choosing transport modes that are more fuel efficient.
As consumers become more aware of their carbon footprint, there is a growing demand for goods and services with a reduced environmental impact. Companies who minimise their carbon emissions have an advantage, creating an opportunity for differentiation based on sustainable practices.
- There are numerous options for transporting goods, and there may not be one solution for your transportation needs. Each mode of transport has its advantages and disadvantages.
- PSA Cargo Solutions can help you prioritize your needs, compare costs and your environmental impact when planning your shipment, to choose the best mode of transport for your business.
Alternative modes of transport
An alternate solution to pure air or ocean, intermodal transport modes (Sea-Air, Sea-Rail) can provide you with time and cost savings, and an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Cargo can be moved to any part of the world using multiple modes of transport
- Reduces the distance for the goods between the manufacturer and consumer
- PSA Cargo Solutions can help you find more efficient and cost-effective delivery options
Another mode of transport which is also considered a ‘green’ option is rail. Trains burn less fuel per ton-mile than road vehicles and a train, which can have as many than 100 wagons, only needs one driver.
- On average, longer journeys tend to be less expensive by rail, and shorter journeys are less costly by road. Where the point of cost neutrality comes is governed by many factors which are route and commodity specific, but in general, the point of cost neutrality can be expected to lie in the range of 130 to 150 miles.
- There are, however, some additional costs which are incurred in a rail journey: at each end of the rail transit, a road delivery will be needed, and there will be a lift cost to transfer the container between the train and the road vehicle.
The PSA Group has set up a Climate Response Command at its headquarters to coordinate green initiatives among its global portfolio, particularly those relating to greenhouse gases, energy, water and waste. Our goal is to reduce our absolute carbon emissions from portfolio operations by 50% in 2030*, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
*compared to base year 2019