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the company to its Multimodal High Performance list for many years in recognition of its emissions reduction.
Maersk is committed to safe, responsible, and transparent business practices in alignment with the principles of the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals. Maersk prioritizes decarbonization, and has intensified efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and support customers in decarbonizing their supply chains. In 2020 its vessel energy efficiency continued to improve, with a 46% reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved since 2008. Maersk’s first carbon-neutral vessel will be in operation in 2023, and all future vessels will be capable of operating on carbon-neutral fuel. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Maersk reduces customers’ transportation carbon footprints through vessel emissions reductions and carbon-neutral ocean shipping services.
Matson Logistics www.matsonlogistics.com 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 efficient 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-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Matson twice received the U.S. Coast Guard’s William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence. It is also a recipient of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s 2020 Environmental Innovation Leadership Award.
line with ISO 14064-1, Mainfreight now reports its emissions with the ultimate intent of improving carbon emissions performance. GREEN INITIATIVES • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Mainfreight’s sales team in Australasia uses electric and hybrid vehicles. Marten Transport www.marten.com Marten Transport consistently invests in technology and people to reduce its footprint. The time- and temperature-sensitive transport services provider added green initiatives that not only reduce waste and improve efficiency, but also lower MPG. Marten accomplished this by managing the following areas: loading warm, reefer run time, APU idle time, and network restructuring. Marten has invested in solar panels for trucks and all 14 terminals, and purchased lithium power bank batteries for its California terminal.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting
Partnering with companies such as DTNA, Volvo, and Hyliion to operate electric trucks, NFI continues to invest in new green technologies. The third-party logistics provider is testing battery-electric yard units near zero compressed natural gas trucks using renewable compressed natural gas, and electric range extenders, and is exploring Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. NFI
Mainfreight’s 100-year vision is a guiding principle in its commitment to sustainability. Examples of sustainability initiatives include use of rainwater to wash its trucks, GPS route planning to bring efficiencies to pickups and deliveries, and use of electric forklifts and solar installations in Mainfreight-owned branches. In
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS SmartWay presented Marten with its Excellence Award and added
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