Transportation / Mobility

November 11, 2006


Freight Associations Request Gov't Support for Green Transport

Keywords: Government Non-manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

A letter requesting the promotion green physical distribution was submitted to Kazuo Kitagawa, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on August 21, 2006, on behalf of 10 Japanese distribution associations, including the Japan Federation of Freight Industries and the All Japan Freight Forwarders Association.

They have requested financial and managerial support to create a range of basic measures: accurate methods for measurement of carbon dioxide emissions, energy use and reduction; increased efforts to reduce environmental impact in accordance with proposals in the "Green Distribution Partnership Conference"; and development of human resources for third-party logistics (business process outsourcing).

In addition, the following matters were included:
1. Establishment of stable transport systems to encourage a modal shift to rail transport,
2. Promotion of infrastructure to recycle used products and waste using recycling ports to improve comprehensive measures for environment friendly marine transport,
3. Greater encouragement to switch to trucks with reduced CO2 emissions in order to improve the efficiency of truck transport,
4. Enforcement of support to introduce clean energy vehicles, such as hybrid cars and low emission vehicles, and a driving support system to improve energy efficiency, and
5. Creation of integrated distribution using a chassis (loading framework in truck trailer), which enables quick, mobile and safe transportation, in order to expand environmentally friendly marine transport and reduce ground transport in international distribution.

Posted: 2006/11/11 11:29:52 AM
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