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Green Freight Asia receives grant to launch incentives for trucking companies in Vietnam

Green Freight Asia (GFA) has been awarded with $100,000 by the P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) to launch a set of incentives to motivate trucking companies in Vietnam to adopt eco-friendly practices and improve fuel efficiency, contributing both to their bottom line and to cleaner air.

This program is in partnership with the BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) and GFA is one of the 13 recipients of the P4G funding. To learn more about this grant, please visit here.

Lionel Steinitz, GFA CEO, said: “It is with great joy that GFA - in collaboration with the BSR - receives this funding from P4G, which will contribute to our mission to reduce transport emissions from Vietnam’s road freight sector. We are definitely looking forward to supporting Vietnam’s GHG reduction targets.”

P4G is a leading forum, which brings together business, government, and civil society organizations to develop public-private partnerships to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Register at our 29 August Eco-driving Training (Singapore)

Join us for a half-day eco-driving training course on 29 August 2019, Thursday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm! This is complimentary for Green Freight Asia corporate members. Slots are limited, register now!

Topics will include:

  1. What is eco-driving

  2. How eco-driving benefits you

  3. Effective eco-driving techniques

  4. How vehicle maintenance and usage affect fuel consumption

  5. How to choose a fuel-efficient motor vehicle

  6. How to calculate fuel savings

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Join our webinar and learn to calculate GHG emission in logistics!

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Green Freight Asia will be hosting this webinar on 1 August 2019, Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to guide you on how to estimate and manage CO2 emissions of road freight movements.

 In this webinar, our speaker will touch on the following topics:

  • Existing GHG standards

  • GHG accounting principles and process

  • Calculation methodology for logistics emissions

If you are a Green Freight Asia member and is interested to join, please email to bernal.ann@greenfreightasia.org to register. You may also extend this invitation to your subcontractors.

Expolanka Freight joins Green Freight Asia

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Based in Sri Lanka, Expolanka Freight Private Limited (EFL) provides a full spectrum of supply chain solutions , specializes in retail logistics services and operates from 60+ offices in 18 countries.

As a member of Green Freight Asia (GFA), EFL intends to collaborate with GFA to incorporate sustainable best practices into every facet of its business, including the implementation of more stringent carbon accounting standards, as well as comprehensive measures aimed at reducing fleet emissions through driver training and other strategic investments.

“By accessing this international collaborative, we are able to learn and share experiences with the region’s leading industry players. By acquiring the GFA membership, we hope to encourage our peers to partner with EFL on our mission to chart a more sustainable path for our industry, and contribute to a greener world,” EFL Global Lead – Sustainability, Sabrina Yusoof stated.

Founded in 1982, EFL started as a 5-man team in a 300, sq. ft. office and is now part of SG Holdings Group, a leading logistics group in Japan. The company also pioneered investments in Asia to improve infrastructure and led multilateral agreements that have made it easier for some logistics companies to carry out their business.

"Having Expolanka Freight in the Green Freight Asia (GFA) network is a testament of Expolanka’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Sustainability is a core value of Expolanka and this is evident during our discussions with them. GFA looks forward to working with them to further extend their goals and supporting them in the work that they do.” - Pei Shyuan Yeo, GFA Development Manager

RichLand Logistics achieves GFA Label certification

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Congratulations to Green Freight Asia’s newest member, RichLand Logistics for receiving the GFA Label-Leaf 1 certification! This award is a validation that the company is committed to and has existing programs to reduce carbon footprint from their transport fleet.

Based in Singapore, RichLand Logistics, provides logistics solutions to a myriad of sectors, including technology, petrochemical, consumer goods, manufacturing, oil and gas and freight-forwarding. The company is also a subsidiary of SGX-listed Eneco Energy Limited, a company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production.

RichLand has a modern transport fleet of more than 400 trucks and trailers, manages more than 1,000,000sqft warehouse space, and employs more than 700 staff.

RichLand Logistics is committed to delivering sustainable supply chain solutions and more importantly green sustainable solutions.

We are committed to driving down damaging greenhouse emissions through our fleet upgrade programs and the introduction of clean fuels that reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide output.

We look forward to exceeding the targets over time set by this great initiative with Green Freight Asia.

— Colin Peter Moran, CEO

Proud to Announce – Green Freight Program Accreditation!

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We are proud to announce that our GFA Label program is the first to be accredited as a Green Freight Program (GFP) by the Smart Freight Centre (SFC).

This GFP accreditation ensures that road freight carriers, which achieved 2 leaves or above in the GFA Label certification provide greenhouse gas emission data that conforms to the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC Framework). 

More of this great news can be seen at SFC website.

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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