A few months ago, I wrote an article regarding some strategies that help reduce the shipping industry's carbon emissions. Back then, I projected that some moves might be taken to mitigate carbon impact from shipping. It is noted that shipping emissions also matters to many businesses outside the shipping industry, such as the retail businesses, traveling companies, and any companies relied on freight ships and touring ships throughout their supply chains and services. Therefore, more often, when we talk about shipping emissions, it means logistic emissions generated from transportation. In this article, I would like to share my brief observations regarding some trends related to transportation and logistic emissions that companies should pay attention to.
Mandatory Measures to Shipping Emissions Are Getting Real
If the EU started making the shipping industry pay for its pollution, it may generate ripple effects on pricing on the downstream customers who rely on products or materials from the EU countries. Other regions or countries may follow this move.
Diverse Collaboration Modes to Reduce Logistic Emissions
Other than the public-private partnership model, companies are breaking the barriers by collaborating together to achieve emission-free shipping regarding domestic logistics. Recently, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. completed its first delivery, a 120-mile intermodal haul for Walmart, as part of integrating a eCascadia battery-electric truck into its day-to-day fleet operations in Los Angeles. This is a great example to show the feasibility of engaging your suppliers to embrace sustainability, it also indicates that companies from different industries are collaborating to green their supply chains.
Rising New Opportunities for the Travelling Industry
Researchers suggest using advanced mathematical techniques and combining livestream video with existing photos and videos of travel hotspots, could help revitalize the traveling industry that has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Uganda serves one great example to show how we can take advantage of virtual tourism. The country reopens its pandemic-bruised tourism sector with a live-streamed, virtual safari this week by featuring six videographers and photographers' amazing work.
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Pianpian Wang is a lawyer with multi-national experience and an educational background focusing on environmental law in China and the US, and international climate change policies. She also has a wealth of experience researching and analyzing carbon markets, corporate environmental disclosure, and other environmental issues.
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