February 18, 2013
Leaders in the logistics industry detailed important shifts in sustainable practices at the 2013 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC), Feb. 3-5, 2013. From major retailers to trucking and shipping, the companies represented at the 45th annual GFTC are making major strides in emissions control, reduced energy consumption, and cost savings.
"American companies and ports are working together to reduce the environmental footprint of the transportation sector," said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. "From building the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ships and electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes to improving truck move efficiency, reducing idling, and employing cleaner burning fuels, the panel provided far-reaching examples of environmental sustainability."
Panelists discussed other major trends in sustainability, such as working with their contracted trucking companies to have them shift to newer, cleaner-running trucks, as well as a greater emphasis on two-way truck moves.
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