“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the EU Commission advise that transportation is one of the largest contributors to the total greenhouse gas emissions.”
Everything we touch is available to us because of the logistics industry, yet getting products delivered from one point to another, and back again, is having a detrimental effect on the environment. With emissions from the aviation and maritime sectors experiencing the fastest growth in emissions.
In the United States alone, 28 percent of the miles traveled by trucks are while they are empty, amounting to 47 million empty miles a year. Similarly, in the EU, 84 percent of all road transportation is performed by vehicles with a maximum permissible laden weight of 30 tons, yet the average weight carried per road vehicle is only 13.6 tons, only 45 percent of their full capacity is utilized.
Globally, according to Frost & Sullivan, this gross under-utilization amounts to a staggering 22 billion miles with trucks traveling empty.
"New digital tools will improve planning and coordination of trade activities, and increase speed and capacity utilization of all transportation modes."
The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) will provide the new digital tools in order to improve the planning and coordination of trade activities between real economy participants.
The new digital tools will increase the capacity utilization of trucks, trains, ships and railroads throughout the trade pipeline, and increase the speed of throughput at ports and border crossings.
Moreover, the digital tools will reduce multimodal freight congestion at high-volume ports and other logistic chokepoints.
"Digital tools help reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, while supporting economic growth."
- The reduction of fuel consumption through increased capacity utilization in the logistics pipeline, especially at ports and border crossings
- Lower carbon monoxide emissions of fuel consumption, by decreased congestion at high-volume ports and other logistics chokepoints