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Roberts Europe achieves 5.1% reduction of CO2 emission by successful freight optimization

Roberts Europe achieved a relative reduction of 5.1% in CO2 emission of its total Europe-wide Premium Freight driven kilometres during 2009

(PresseBox) (Maastricht, ) This is the conclusion of the independent party that has been analyzing the data by order of Roberts Europe, one of the Dutch award winners of the Lean and Green Award in October 2008. The award had been granted to Roberts Europe by the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works for the company’s initiatives to keep improving logistic sustainability.

Over the past twelve months Roberts Europe has been monitored on its carbon footprint according to a defined sustainability index in regard to its total European Premium Freight volume. Where in 2008 the total CO2 emission resulted in 462 grams per loaded kilometre, in 2009 Roberts Europe managed to reduce this level by 5.1% to 438 grams. The vehicle mix being measured varies from car to tractor-trailers with a standard CO2 emission of 200 up to 780 grams per loaded kilometre.

‘Our target was to achieve a decrease of 4% compared to last year. Our optimization measures have resulted in an even higher CO2 reduction than we anticipated’, says a delighted Koen Sevriens, Roberts Europe’s manager of Quality and Safety.

The evaluation leading to this result is based on three main factors; the efficient use of freight capacity in relation to the freight volume of each shipment, decreasing empty mileage by planning efficiency improvements realized through an advanced dispatch planning & scheduling system and the energy-saving qualities of the vehicle types used.

Roberts Europe aims to achieve a total CO2 reduction of 20% by 2012 and will keep on studying its sustainability measures that affect its mode of operations and fleet management. Sustainability is part of the Roberts Europe quality management and company philosophy.

Roberts Europe

Roberts Europe ist seit 1990 paneuropäischer Sonderfahrtenspezialist, der seinen Kunden schnellste, (zeit-)präzise, maßgeschneiderte innereuropäische Straßentransportlösungen und weltweite Express-Luftfrachtlösungen anbietet. Neben Direktfahrten leistet Roberts Europe außerdem Sonderfahrten von Gütern, die unter speziellen Bedingungen zu transportieren sind.