THE LOGISTICS SECTOR IN THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Currently, the transport sector is responsible for more than 26,3% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. In the case of Spain, the figure increases slightly to 30.9%. In a context where the fight against climate change floods all public and private agendas, logistics is already beginning to do its homework before the effects are irreversible globally.

Right now transport in particular and the logistics sector in general is trying to put together a strategy in order to achieve the long-awaited sustainability. At Stock Logistic we have already talked about ecology in transport and work to reduce the impact of emissions on our maritime or air transport services.

The three major challenges you face are:

  • Energy efficiency. All production sectors must find in each way the most environmentally sustainable and also economically sustainable propulsive energy.
  • It bets on the modality, that is, the search and development of those more sustainable modes and modal combinations. In this section, the development of the railway that many large companies are promoting is particularly important. Among them, Alonso Group, specifically through its Global Logistics Plan, and of which Stock Logistic is a part.
  • Improved operation for all innovations to minimize environmental impact. This is not a simple task as we are still dependent on fossil fuels right now.

The XXV Climate Summit (COP25) has recently been held in Madrid, which has included a series of commitments on international C02 emissions and global warming by 2050, measures signed at this COP25 by 73 countries , 14 regions and 398 cities as well as 16 investors and 786 companies.

IMO 2020

While the impact on the balance sheet of the climate summit is still being filled, the maritime sector has already started the countdown to adapt to the use of low-sulphur marine fuel from 1 January 2020. This means that more than 50,000 merchant ships will have to reduce the current 3.5 per cent to not exceed 0.50 per cent.

Most of the demand for bunkers will shift the current high sulphur fuel oil to more sustainable fuels. And, according to some experts, the transformation of the global fleet will require that shipowners, charterers, crew and refineries will now have to carry out thorough planning.

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