Home > Industry Support > Transport & Logistics > Sustainable Logistics
This report, prepared by Prof Alan McKinnon (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh) reviews a range of existing approaches and methods for measuring transport CO2 emissions and looks at lessons that can be learned from other industry sectors. Based on this review and taking into account the specific characteristics of chemical supply chains, Prof McKinnon proposes a set of recommended average transport emission factors for the different modes of transport and intermodal combinations. In commissioning this work, the chemical industry is taking a proactive role as part of its continuing commitment to safe, efficient and sustainable logistics.
In the second part the report examines possible decarbonisation measures for chemical transport operations within a "green logistics" framework. Five key parameters: modal split, supply chain structure, vehicle utilisation, energy efficency and carbon intensity of the energy source. Opportunities for altering each of these parameters are assessed, as well as the possible challenges that need to be overcome to achieve this. Consideration is also given to the cost-effectiveness of these decarbonisation measures.
Download the report "Measuring and managing CO2 emissions of European chemical transport "
For a print copy of the report, contact Cécile Bienvenu.
RT @AmChamEU_Trade: #SMEs represent 99% of businesses in the #EU. Here's how trade deals like #TTIP & #CETA could help them export #Yes2TTI…
16 hours ago from Cefic
RT @Johnson_Matthey: We are using clever chemistry to help reduce food waste, a big global problem, with modified atmosphere packaging. htt…
17 hours ago from Cefic
RT @BromineInfo: Autumn has arrived! Discover the #Chemistry of Autumn Colors in this #infographic https://t.co/6fWVrqixie at @Cefic in #Br…
23 hours ago from Cefic
RT @endoscimatters: #EDCs criteria don’t distinguish potentially harmful substances from harmless ones, says @Bocquestjcharles. https://t.c…
3 days ago from Cefic
RT @AmChamEU_Trade: The transatlantic economy accounts for 50% of world GDP & supports 15 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. #Yes2…
Cefic report on the future of chemical logistics
»Download the report
Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”
» Learn more about Regulatory Framework
The 2016 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.
» Learn more about Facts and Figures
The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.
» Learn more about Responsible Care