Green Logistics make happy customers and a happy planet

What are green logistics?

Green Freight and LogisticsBoth eco-conscious customers and government policy are putting increasing pressure on companies to adopt more sustainable, greener practices in every aspect of their business. And that includes logistics.

In fact, ‘green logistics’ and ‘sustainable logistics’ are terms you’re probably reading and hearing more frequently than ever before. But what are green logistics, in fact?

Put simply, green logistics are ways of minimizing the environmental impact and the carbon footprint of logistics activities. Activities like transport, packaging, recycling and storage.

As a business, you may have already introduced greener, more sustainable processes into your manufacturing. This toolkit which has been produced by our partner, DHL, is designed to give you practical help in improving your organization’s sustainability in logistics and further reduce its environmental impact.

If you’re running an e-commerce business, you can bet a fair part of your emissions come from the logistics. And your customers are taking note… here are some stats that may surprise you:

50% of digital customers state that environmental concerns impact their purchasing decisions.

16% of greenhouse gases are due to the transport and logistics industry.

Packaging accounts for almost a third of all plastics production – but only 14% of
it is recycled.

88% of customers are more likely to be loyal to a company which supports environmental issues.

74% of customers say a company’s sustainability practices matter more than they did a year ago.

Our partner DHL, have produced a very thorough Green Logistics Toolkit. It is packed full of tips to help your business up its eco credentials – from sustainable packaging to route optimization. Find out more!

Related page: Our Environmental Statement >

 

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Generation Logistics, a government-backed campaign, aims to promote career opportunities to Generation X

The Department for Trade are backing a new recruitment campaign, Generation Logistics, with £345,000 government funding. Industry supporters have contributed an additional £350,000 and the campaign is backed by 24 private sector sponsors and 15 trade bodies.

The official launch took place at Multimodal 2022 Show in mid June at the NEC in Birmingham. Co-ordinated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Logistics UK, in partnership with the Department for Transport, the campaign has already gained significant support and sponsorship from a wide range of businesses of all sizes from across the logistics industry. 

By shining a spotlight on the skilled, complex nature of the UK’s interconnected logistics industry, as Phil Roe, President of Logistics UK explains, the campaign aims to attract, identify and develop a new and diverse generation of talent to fill vacancies industry-wide and future-proof the sector:

“Generation Logistics will provide our industry with the capability to attract and retain the skilled and ambitious workforce which it needs as our role in society continues to flourish,” he explains.

“After the recognition of our workforce as key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we protect and enhance our talent pool to keep our sector developing and thriving to support all sectors of the economy; Generation Logistics will give us the opportunity to do just that, by attracting and retaining the very best talent from across the country.”

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, is delighted that the government is supporting the campaign:

“I am proud to confirm government support for the Generation Logistics campaign.  The pandemic has once again demonstrated the strategic importance of supply-chains and their associated workers. Their work to keep the UK moving was exemplary and I have nothing but admiration for those unsung heroes who keep the UK trading, keep food on our shelves and provide our factories, shops, hospitals and schools with the supplies they need.  Logistics workers make a substantial difference to our lives, every day. Read more from Multimodal’s article >

 

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An introduction to International Freight Solutions (IFS)

International Freight Solutions (IFS) can arrange Express or Economy services for your Documents, Parcels, Pallets, Part or Full Trailer/Container Loads, either by Road, Ocean, Air or Rail.

Over the last twenty five years, we have worked closely and built up trusted relationships with all the major international carriers and shipping companies, allowing us access to high level support and heavily discounted rates. Depending on the size of freight, the destination and how quickly (or slowly) you want to get it there, we will select the most suitable partner to work with.

IFS has a dedicated team of knowledgeable staff who will help you every step of the way in processing your shipment to ensure a seamless delivery. Guidance is provided in all aspects of worldwide shipping documentation with advice on customs regulations. We are here to take care of your International shipping leaving you free to take care of your own business needs.

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22 Golden Rules to transform your E-commerce Sales

As Express shipping experts, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. In fact, our partners from DHL have collated 22 of the most essential into a guide to help online businesses improve their sales. So, how many can your business cross off?

Across the world, e-commerce is booming, which means there has never been a better time to be an online seller. All you need is ambition and to follow these 22 golden rules of e-commerce to ensure your business is a success. Happy selling!

Here are the top ten to give you a taste of what is included:

  1. Fast-loading speed
  2. Hook them on the home page
  3. Make navigation simple and intuitive
  4. Offer real-time customer service
  5. Utilize customer data
  6. It’s all in the details
  7. Include user reviews
  8. Be personal
  9. Cross-sell
  10. Stay secure

And this list continues… Read more of the detail in DHL’s article >

 
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10 reasons why you need a freight forwarder

1. Beat your competitors with a fast and professional service

2. Make the shipping process easier and quicker

3. Let someone else take the strain of handling the detail

4. Trust someone with extensive knowledge of overseas transport elements

5. Be informed of all potential costs involved

6. Get advice on specialised packing

7. Get help with special documentation

8. Be fully risk assessed

9. Save yourself money, but most of all

10. Save yourself the hassle!

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Green logistics are ways of minimizing the environmental impact and the carbon footprint of logistics activities on a global level…

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Major investment in port equipment in the Humber Ports

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