Lasership to improve fuel-efficiency and reduce emissions

LaserShip joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the USEPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and reduce emissions. SmartWay provides the tools and framework with which LaserShip and other member carriers can benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance.

The SmartWay Transport Partnership has helped partners slash fuel costs by more than$6.5 billionsince 2004, reducing foreign oil imports by 55 million barrels. Further, emissions have been reduced by 23.6 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 478,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx), and 22,000 tons of particulate matter (PM). By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, LaserShip continues to value its environmental responsibility by streamlining logistical operations, optimizing load distribution, and improving overall fuel efficiency in its supply chain network.

"We have partnered with SmartWay to further our commitment to green shipping and bolster our overall green initiatives," saidJosh Dinneen, LaserShip's Vice President of Supply Chain. "Remaining carbon conscious and reducing our carbon footprint is important to LaserShip and the people we serve, and to that end we're excited to be joining this forward-thinking partnership."

Launched in 2004, SmartWay? is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

Source: Lasership