G75 G R E E N S U P P LY C H A I N PA R T N E R S own operations and through the solutions it offers to clients.
emissions. The transportation and logistics company continues to merge its fleet with technology, initiating an Electric Tractor pilot in April 2021. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Hub Group has made carbon dioxide reporting a core focus in 2021.
The third-party logistics provider’s CORE Green Team is a program dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of its day- to-day business as well as working outside the community to protect the environment. Initiatives include recycling programs, sustainable materials procurement, paperless processes, electronic invoicing, energy-efficient offices with motion sensors to conserve resources, and community cleanup events. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting
GPA converted its container handling equipment and trucks to ultra-low sulfur diesel, cutting emissions by 10%. Its electric ship- to-shore cranes have integrated generators to capture power while lowering boxes, producing enough energy to power themselves for 18 minutes per operating hour. GPA uses electric refrigerated container racks, with each avoiding the use of 54,000 gallons of diesel annually. Its new lighting controls and fixtures cut energy consumption by up to 60%. The port reduces truck idling time through automated gates, extended hours, and the Port of Savannah’s Cross Terminal Road. GPA retrofitted 11 locomotives at the Port of Savannah with automatic engine stop-start devices that cut almost 16 tons of emissions each year.
Hyster Company www.hyster.com
Hyster mitigates environmental impact in intensive industries and meets strict emission standards by offering alternative power options for heavy-duty lift truck applications that have historically depended on internal combustion engines. During the past two years, Hyster introduced multiple counterbalanced lift trucks engineered around factory integrated lithium-ion power. The
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT GlobalTranz is a long-time participant in the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Hub Group www.hubgroup.com
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting • Stormwater management
J60XNL pneumatic tire truck is engineered around a fully
integrated lithium-ion battery that produces zero emissions and zero off-gassing during charging. A new cushion tire version, the E60XNL, expands integrated lithium-ion power to even more applications.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT GPA uses all-electric, rubber-
Hub Group provides sustainability- focused services, including intermodal, LTL consolidation, and network optimization, to eliminate network emissions. This includes analyzing customers’ supply chains to identify opportunities to implement a program while playing an active, long-term role in their sustainability goals. In 2020, its intermodal service helped customers avoid more than 1.5 million metric tons of CO2. From an MPG-friendly, day cab- focused company tractor fleet to refrigerated containers with solar- powered IoT devices, Hub Group’s equipment also works to reduce
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting
tired gantry (eRTG) cranes at the Appalachian Regional Port. The eRTGs reduce fuel consumption by more than 95% per crane and virtually eliminate emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter compared to diesel-powered RTGs.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Hyster is lithium-ion practical for load capacities ranging from 5,000 to 36,000 pounds, with several high-capacity forklifts offering lithium-ion power that delivers performance comparable to diesel power without the emissions.
GlobalTranz works to reduce its carbon footprint while helping its clients and carrier partners achieve their sustainability goals. It prioritizes green practices in its
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