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Issue 1/ 2015, article 7

Authors: Elena Kaledinova, Tom Langerak, Reinder Pieters, Peter Van Der Sterre, Stef J.C.M. Weijers

Title: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCES IN SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT PRACTICE: GREEN FREIGHT EUROPE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A BEST CASES DATABASE

Keywords: sustainability; green logistics; green freight Europe

Abstract:

Background: For many logistics service providers and shippers sustainable transport is still a relatively recent issue, even if almost every transportation company is engaged in sustainability. Each has had different experiences with making transportation more sustainable. By looking at the efforts and successes of others sharing these experiences could help shippers and logistics service providers to obtain new innovative ideas of how to become more sustainable. The certification organization Green Freight Europe (GFE) wants to develop a database for these types of experiences in order to encourage its members to generate sustainable initiatives.

Method: In support of this plan, we interviewed several logistics service providers and shippers and conducted a brief survey among GFE members.

Results: Sustainability forms one of the goals for all interviewed companies mainly based on cost reduction but followed closely as a tool to attract new customers. At the moment, the information obtained to keep updated on sustainability comes mainly from truck producers and not from information from best cases from other logistics service providers.

Conclusions: We have found that there is a willingness to submit best cases, but also a fear that the submitter will miss his competitive advantage by telling others about his innovations.

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DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2015.1.7
For citation:

MLA Kaledinova, Elena, et al. "Learning from experiences in sustainable transport practice: green freight europe and the implementation of a best cases database." Logforum 11.1 (2015): 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2015.1.7
APA Elena Kaledinova1, Tom Langerak1, Reinder Pieters1, Peter Van Der Sterre2, Stef J.C.M. Weijers1 (2015). Learning from experiences in sustainable transport practice: green freight europe and the implementation of a best cases database. Logforum 11 (1), 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2015.1.7
ISO 690 KALEDINOVA, Elena, et al. Learning from experiences in sustainable transport practice: green freight europe and the implementation of a best cases database. Logforum, 2015, 11.1: 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2015.1.7
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