Green Logistics

Providing customers with data on CO2 emissions

Revisions to the Energy Conservation Law have obligated consignors and logistics operators of a certain size to reduce CO2 emissions by 1% each year over the mid to long term. While Alps Logistics does not fit the criteria, we do provide customers data on CO2 emissions and we are working to cut CO2 emissions through adherence to “ecodriving” practices, such as refraining from vehicle idling, as well as cargo capacity improvements and the shortening of traveling distances achieved through a review of transportation routes.

Establishing supply chains that are friendly to the global environment

As a logistics company, Alps Logistics is helping to reduce CO2 emissions through efforts that include adherence to “ecodriving” practices, such as refraining from vehicle idling, and cargo capacity improvements. We also work together with our customers to realize environmentally-friendly logistics operations, providing them data on CO2 emissions and actively seeking alternative transportation methods and routes, for example through a modal shift.*

Goods used to be transported by container ship from Korea to Tokyo, from where trucks would convey them around Japan. Now goods are shipped from Korea to the port of Hakata from where they are transported to areas in western Japan by truck or by rail to Tokyo. For the sea section of the trip, high-speed ferries are now used instead of container ships due to their frequency of operation, and we have reduced the requirement for reloading work by employing a single container from shipping to delivery.

*Modal shift: a switch from truck transportation of goods to sea or rail transportation, which emits fewer CO2 emissions and allows shipments of larger volumes.