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iHub Solutions (Singapore)

iHub is a leading logistics service provider headquartered in Singapore, offering customised digital supply chain solutions. The company's business is in warehousing, local transportation, inventory management, fulfillment and delivery, e-commerce integration, asset management, kitting and assembly, and document storage management.

“iHub’s mission is to deliver smart logistics to our customers and this means we also pursue best practices that align with “green” strategies. We will strive continually to do our part for the

environment and this is our commitment to Green Freight Asia.” -

Mr Koh San Joo, Managing Director
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Soar Logistics (China)

Soar Logistics  provides comprehensive supply chain services to large and medium-sized enterprises in China and abroad for12 years.

The company possesses domestic and international shipping awards such as the AAAA Level Comprehensive Logistics Enterprise from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and ISO certifications.

Soar Logistics also has wholly-owned subsidiaries in Beijing, Shenzhen, Haikou, Chengdu and Hong Kong, forming a strategic layout of domestic, international and investment and financing services.



Avail of Complimentary Biofuel in Singapore for Pilot-Testing

Are you interested to pilot testing B20 to your fleet in Singapore?  If so, we are pleased to inform you that Alpha Biofuels can provide free B20 biodiesel - up to 50 liters - to GFA members and this would be available from 1 July 2019 onwards. This offer is also extended to GFA members' outsourced transport providers.

This biofuel is sourced from used cooking oil from Singapore’s shopping centres.

If you wish to avail of this free biodiesel, please email to: bernal.ann@greenfreghtasia.org

Pro-active coalition to catalyse green growth in Asia

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Singapore, 02nd May 2019 – Renowned non-profit organisation Green Freight Asia (GFA) and LYS Energy Group (LYS Energy), Singapore-based leading solar power producer (IPP) and carbon offset facilitator in Asia, join-forces to promote and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon environment and catalyse sustainability in Asia.

 

International community has widely acknowledged the serious threats posed by the impacts of climate change. The damages caused by human activities are converging into an urgently approaching tipping point for Planet Earth. As being a major cause of environmental degradation, indisputably, business sector including transportation are more and more pressured from the public and government to go extra-mile on regulatory compliance. But the private sector is also changing the status quo - as it has a pivotal role to play for climate change mitigation - in helping countries to reduce carbon emissions and deliver faster transition to clean and green energy.

Although corporate sector must adapt to growing environmental, governmental and consumer pressures, organisations can benefit by taking actions to anticipate climate-related risks such as regulatory policies, price volatility, and shifts in product-preference. Today, concrete actions from external-stakeholder must be completed by multisectoral actions.

“LYS Energy has long predicted the need for supply chains in Asia to adopt sustainable practices. As the climate challenge is happening, organisations are inevitably urged by governments and consumer preferences for more green products, to reduce the carbon impacts of their business. Concurrently, green momentum is increasing within the private sector but there is more that can be achieved to spearhead responsible practices adoption within an organisation, enabling carbon emissions reduction to zero. If Asia countries are to remain competitive and meet their Sustainable Development Goals, private sector must develop, and all stakeholders must act together to implement solutions.” stated Lionel Steinitz.

 “The alliance with LYS broadens GFA’s portfolio of services to our member companies. Many of those have signed up to zero emission targets and that requires not only carbon reduced but also carbon neutral solutions for transport and warehousing.” stated Stephan Schablinski, GFA Board member

As community-led and collaborative models of growth are cornerstone of the sustainable economy, GFA and LYS Energy strategic alliance has one ambition: to give to all members and customers the edge in their path towards the energy transition in Asia.

The aforementioned unique and strategic collaboration - a combined forces of capabilities in asserting the unique positioning of our solutions, proficiencies in helping companies to address CSR efforts, industrial supports expertise in tackling soaring energy costs, carbon reductions and accelerating green technologies adoption, and maximizing our regional reach - will focus on the creation of innovative green sourcing solutions such as label, green energy sourcing and technology platform and building capacity program.

“GFA and LYS Energy synergy will provide holistic solutions to help businesses and supply chains attain their sustainability ambitions acting beyond measure and planning to become responsible leaders. We strongly believe this disruptive alliance has a tipping point to propel large-scale of green adoption in the region.” underlined Lionel Steinitz.

“The electrification of ground transport is an important solution for our members on their path to zero emissions and to significantly reduced air and noise pollution especially in urban areas. But E-mobility is more than just replacing a diesel vehicle with an electric one. This transition requires a new energy concept as the existing power supply of a logistics facility is oftentimes not sufficient enough to charge a fleet of e-vehicles. This is where local power generation through Solar PV can play an important role to not only provide this additional power but also ensure it is green and contributes to the company’s zero emission targets. With LYS being a player in this field, our members will benefit from their expertise and advice for their efforts to transition to e-mobility.” added Stephan Schablinski.

 

GFA’s board of Directors has appointed Lionel Steinitz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LYS Energy Solutions Pte Ltd, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Lionel has been active in the renewable energy space through his own consultancy firm, advising governments, corporations and investors on project structuring and financing, and advisory on RE Policies. He has advised several governments and financial institutions and has overseen the development of over 250MWp of renewable energy projects across various technologies. Additionally, Lionel’s expertise recognition is furthermore emphasized by multiple endorsements and prices in sustainability and sustainable finance and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to high-level conferences, MBA Programs, or educational courses in the region.

Board of Directors is confident that Lionel’s extensive experience and strong track record will enable the association to achieve its continuing growth ambitions.

“We are very happy to have been able to convince Lionel to come on board. His enthusiasm and commitment to a sustainable future will surely help to bring GFA to a brand-new level, this will be benefit existing members, the ones to come and the overall freight community.” highlighted Roxanne Desmicht, GFA Board member.

For more information on GFA, please contact and LYS Energy, for more information on GFA, please visit www.greenfreightasia.org and www.lysenergy.com. Green Freight Asia and LYS Energy are operating across Asia and shall share new milestones and events in the coming weeks.

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GREEN FREIGHT ASIA RECEIVES $32,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION

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Green Freight Asia (GFA) received a $32,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used toward raising awareness on sustainable road freight and low carbon economy, providing capacity building programs, and scaling reach and impact. Under the grant, GFA will organize a roadshow in three countries - Hong Kong, Vietnam and Korea - this year.

“We are very grateful to the UPS Foundation for recognising the value of our organization and deciding to support us with this grant. It will help GFA to reach out to a broader community in order to increase awareness on the need for a sustainable road freight and offer insights on the existing means to achieve results. We, as GFA, are confident that the initiatives we will drive - thanks to the support of the UPS Foundation - will spark interest and engagement from various stakeholders towards a sustainable future,” said Roxane Desmicht, Green Freight Asia Director.

Established n 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and environment.

In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

"The UPS Foundation is honored to support Green Freight Asia's efforts to reduce carbon emissions in Asia-Pacific," said Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

 

GFA holds eco-driving training in Malaysia for its members' outsourced fleet

GFA organized a one-day defensive and eco-driving training for its members' subcontractors in Selangor, Malaysia last 5 January 2018.

A total of 15 drivers working for 3 GFA member companies - i.e. Heineken, HP and Bollore Logistics - attended the training session. The course provided by ISO Group, included theory and practical sessions. 

GFA is grateful to its member - Heineken -  for sponsoring the F&B at the training and to the Material Handling and Logistics Technology Association of Malaysia for defraying a portion of the training fees. 

(Initial results from Lao PDR and Viet Nam eco-driving training program implemented by Grutter Consulting in 2016 showed that immediately after the training, the drivers averaged fuel savings of 7-8% compared to before. If maintained, this would equate to 3-4 tonnes less of carbon dioxide emitted per annum per truck in the two countries and would create a positive cost-benefit ratio.)

Green Freight Asia welcomes new members


We are delighted to welcome three new members to our network.

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  1. APL Logistics Supply Chain Services (Beijing)

    Incorporated in 1977, APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials, and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of over 6,800 people. APL Logistics is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider, and offers comprehensive services and solutions which include supply chain engineering, technology service, and customer service.

    The company's subsidiaries – APL Logistics Bonded Supply Chain Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd and APL Logistics Supply Chain Services (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd are now members of GFA.

    Website: http://www.apllogistics.com

2. Shenzhen E-Road Logistics

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Shenzhen-headquartered, E-Road Logistics Co., Ltd., started as a domestic air freight forwarder in 1995. Its services include door-to-door, port-to-port, offshore arrangement, reverse logistics, etc. and offers its air cargo service with LTL (less-than-truckload) rates. 

The company has four regional distribution centers (RDCs) and are located in Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai with more than 200,000 square meters of warehouse space. It will also operate 3 additional RDCs and will be in Wuhan for Central China, one in Xi’an for Northwest China and one in Shenyang for Northeast China. 

E-Road Logistics key customers include Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE.  

Website: https://www.e-henglu.com

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3. Tin Thang Trading (Vietnam)

Tin Thang Transport is a logistics company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The company also provides transit services to Cambodia and Laos markets. 

Currently, Tin Thang is building the repair service for Europe tractors.

Website:https://tinthang.erponline.vn

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DHL Thailand briefs subcontractors about green freight

DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) Transport Management took the opportunity to share about Green Freight Asia to its sub-contractors at its meeting in the last quarter of 2018. DHL Thailand updated them about its collaborative journey with GFA in reducing CO2 emissions. 

The Transport team specifically referenced how the support of driver training, maintenance, vendor management teams and the Transport Management Center could help them to improve their carbon footprint. 

DHL Supply Chain (Thailand) partners with 150 sub-contractors who operate +2500 vehicles covering retail, consumer, automotive, industrial, manufacturing and technology industries. 

Quarterly meetings are held to share business requirements, service updates, safety developments, and best practices. 


GFA HELD WORKSHOPS IN VIETNAM AND MYANMAR

In collaboration GIZ under the Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region Project, GFA provided a workshop in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam last 8 October 2018 and in Yangon, Myanmar last 15 October 2018. 

The workshop included an overview of the country’s road freight sector, why green freight matters, an overview of GFA programs and available financial schemes.

Here is a summary of the workshops:


Vietnam
26 executives – mostly managers and directors -from 23 companies including H&M had participated in the workshop. The majority of the participants were from trucking companies who were familiar with green freight and were highly eager to know about the GFA Label and the certification process. 

The workshop concluded with the participants expecting GFA to provide sharing session opportunities, continued guidance on the GFA Label application and assistance in availing government's financial schemes.   



Myanmar

24 participants from 18 transport companies joined the session. For most of them, the green freight concept is new and they were interested to know how green freight can be scaled up in Myanmar with GFA.

Interestingly, the breakout session results revealed that this group expects  GFA to hold more outreach and training sessions in Myanmar and for GFA to work with key government agencies -  i.e. with Ministry of Transportation for tax reduction; with Ministry of Energy and Electricity for cleaner fuel and with Ministry of Construction for road improvements.
 


GFA membership sticker for fleet is now available

At the GFA Forum, we launched the new GFA sticker for vehicles.   Members of GFA can use this sticker on their vehicles to promote their commitment to green freight movements in the Asia Pacific.  Companies that attended the GFA Forum received a sample of the sticker. In case you are also interested in using the GFA sticker for your fleet, then please get in touch with us.

At the GFA Forum, we launched the new GFA sticker for vehicles.

Members of GFA can use this sticker on their vehicles to promote their commitment to green freight movements in the Asia Pacific.

Companies that attended the GFA Forum received a sample of the sticker. In case you are also interested in using the GFA sticker for your fleet, then please get in touch with us.

The fleet sticker on Singapore Haulage Services's truck

The fleet sticker on Singapore Haulage Services's truck

"We are planning to put these stickers on our 200 trucks. We actually are very proud to be a member of Green Freight Asia. We have been learning a lot from other members and we are also committed to our best in aligning ourselves with GFA's directions."  - Mr. Chanvirak Khem Operations Manager

"We are planning to put these stickers on our 200 trucks. We actually are very proud to be a member of Green Freight Asia. We have been learning a lot from other members and we are also committed to our best in aligning ourselves with GFA's directions."

- Mr. Chanvirak Khem Operations Manager