For the past decade or so, we have seen numerous advancements in all aspects of life. With the realisation of the futility of the world and how much damage is being done to it, people have not only started using new and better technology but the type of systems that are green and come from renewable energy sources. Logistics is one such field of development that is continuously working towards a cleaner and greener future. Green and sustainable logistics is one of the hot topics on everyone’s mind when it comes to the future of freight forwarding and logistics. Freight forwarding is one of the biggest reason why trade is controlled and run smoothly. The packages you receive from halfway across the world are less because of freight forwarding and logistics. In short, freight forwarding plays a crucial role in keeping the world running and making sure that everyone around the world stays connected in different ways.

Logistics facility design and placement can hugely impact the environment. With large warehouses, service facilities, and offices dominating the logistics industry, many companies have begun adopting sustainable building materials, better insulation, and lot of devices to optimally manage utilities, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and machinery. This improves sustainability while reducing operational costs.

Customers should also have the option of choosing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in air freight, Bio-LNG and electric drives in road transport or sustainable marine fuel (SMF) in ocean freight.

As each vessel and airplane outgas in the same atmosphere, sustainable fuels do not have to be bunkered on the particular ship or plane transporting the freight. The more customers choose this option, the lower the amount of

regular fuel burned. Theoretically, this approach can gradually replace fossil fuels in air and ocean freight. With this displacement concept, the logistics sector is not only reducing CO2 emissions but also actively driving change.

It is no secret that sustainable marine fuel such as other sustainable fuels is more expensive than regular fuel. For logistics leaders to make a difference at scale, the additional costs of LCL shipments for customers would have to be absorbed. Our own experience has shown that customers are happy and willing to accept this because they have their own sustainability goals to achieve and they recognise their responsibility. In this journey, everyone in the stakeholder universe, from shippers to the freight forwarders to sea and air freight operators and transport companies, have to join forces to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions. URANUS is working with concept to the collaborative spirit between supplier, Freight Forwarding, Logistics and up to the customer end with reducing CO2 emissions and develop the GREEN for a SUSTAINABLE earth.