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By 2023, NFI will operate the first 100% zero-emission drayage fleet in the United States. This deployment will help establish the first zero-emission goods movement corridor in the country. NFI will also develop one of the United States’ largest networks of commercial fleet chargers including 38 high- capacity DC fast chargers, and will install 5MWh of energy storage and solar energy capable of generating 2.4 million kWh of zero-emission energy annually. Green equipment—electric and propane-powered forklifts, lithium battery forklift demonstration units, robotic stretch wrapping, and recycling programs—is in place across NFI distribution centers. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program NFI has already operated more than 750,000 miles on battery-electric tractors and has won more than $107.7 million in competitive grants with its partners to build a foundation to scale zero-emission technologies. Northwest Seaport Alliance The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) unites port stakeholders and communities across the Puget Sound to reduce environmental impacts. With the company’s Clean Truck Program, all drayage trucks serving NWSA terminals are 2007 models or newer, resulting in 90% cleaner trucks. The program reduced diesel particulate matter emissions by more than 90% since 2005 and brought zero-emission cargo handling trucks to the NWSA in 2022. • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Solar panels • Energy-e‡cient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT

Matson Logistics Matson Logistics’ environmental strategy focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change, improving air quality, recycling retired ships responsibly, and protecting ocean health and biodiversity. The freight transportation provider has been a member of the EPA SmartWay Partnership since 2008. Additionally, Matson Logistics has invested in green building features in its warehouses. Its warehouse in Pooler, Georgia, is LEED certified. Other facilities use “passive night air” cooling systems and will upgrade from fluorescent lighting to more e‡cient LED lighting. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Energy-e‡cient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Matson is nearing the completion of its Hawaii fleet renewal program, where the company commissioned four new state-of-the-art vessels with multiple environmental features designed to help reduce emissions. With this initiative, Matson is now retiring seven older and less e‡cient steamships, where the ships were recycled at U.S. facilities that comply with international ship recycling standards.

methodology. The company o‘ers real- time CO2 analytics per order to help execute flows against the lowest carbon footprint. MPO enables sustainability as a quantitative metric through carrier scores and factoring greenhouse gas emissions into carrier selections based on fuel e‡ciency. The MPO platform o‘ers the ability to include carbon footprint considerations in e-stores for e-commerce vendors, and its smart business logic allows teams to choose the most environmentally friendly • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT MPO uses smart energy technology in its facilities company-wide. way to handle returns. GREEN INITIATIVES


NFI is investing to grow its clean vehicle fleet and create scalable zero-emission transportation solutions, partnering with industry leaders DTNA, Volvo, and Hyliion. NFI is an award-winning SmartWay partner and High Performer.


The MPO platform o‘ers smart order management for minimal environmental impact. Customers can incorporate greenhouse gas emissions into their planning, allocate emissions to shipments, input personalized parameters, and optimize flows in line with EN 16258 regulations and GLEC

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