Green logistics – rail versus truck transportation
To take advantage of the carbon-cutting advantages of rail whilst maintaining the customer-service benefits that came with truck-based delivery systems, Boise Inc, a US packaging and paper products manufacturer sought collaboration with its longtime partner OfficeMax. The benefits of using rail were obvious. A traditional truckload shipment comprised about 20 tons of product, whereas a railcar carries around 70 tons — yet rail transportation was considerably more fuel efficient than trucks des...
BPIR Categories5.4.1 Arrange product shipment
5.4.2 Deliver products to customers
12.4 Implement resource preservation program