Bring Frigo: Optimal routes limit carbon footprint
By working towards a 30-percent reduction in its carbon footprint by 2015, food transport logistics company Bring Frigo strives to secure its long-term profitability.
Padborg transport and logistics center in southern Denmark, December 22: an operator is lifting a truck trailer from a train. The trailer is then attached to a truck that will drive it to a regional produce distribution centre. Loaded with fresh vegetables from southern Europe, the trailer has traveled from Verona to Padborg through Bring Frigo’s ‘green corridors.’
Specialising in food-related logistics, Bring Frigo is a company within the Bring group with 1,500 employees and some 1,300 vehicles. Intermodal transport is one of five action programmes in the company’s ambitious strategy for energy, climate and the environment.
Bring Frigo believes the future will bring greater investments in green corridors along cargo-dense routes. These will be broadened to include road and sea transports.
“To create environmentally efficient transport in green corridors, we must have effective terminals for cargo transfer, as well as adequate rail capacity for shipments of goods,” says Jörgen Stadler, the company’s Quality and Environmental Manager. “The roads must also provide access to biofuel for our trucks.”
Stadler believes that all modes of transport will be needed in the future. “In a market where transport distances are increasing, we must be able switch back and forth efficiently between road, rail and sea transport without creating any significant differences in quality and precision,” he says.
“For inner-city traffic, we will soon be able to invest in hybrid vehicles and biofuel-powered vehicles,” he says. “We don’t have to wait for ‘the definitive biofuel’ – instead, we should drive using different biofuels in different regions.”
- Increased load factor by smart logistics solutions and competent transport management personnel
- Multi-modal transport with focus on ‘green corridors’
- Green vehicles and technologies
- Training, coaching and monitoring of drivers
- Promotion of longer vehicle combinations
Bring Frigo’s “green” wish list
- Promotion of biofuel for cargo transport rather than passenger car traffic
- Investment support for transport companies that use eco-friendly vehicles
- Continued emphasis on green corridors through Europe
About Bring Frigo
Specialising in food-related logistics, Bring Frigo is a company within the Bring group with 1,500 employees and some 1,300 vehicles. Bring Frigo is a part of Posten Norge with over 20,000 employees.
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