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GEODIS intern program promotes innovation

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

Launched by the Poughkeepsie (NY) office, the global internship program during summer 2017 was aimed at promoting continuous innovation. By launching this project, the leadership team of GEODIS fostered innovative ideas for the company while giving the opportunity for local interns to collaborate with their colleagues around the world.

During the summer, a team of six interns in Poughkeepsie hosted video conferences with similar teams in Guadalajara (Mexico), Endicott (NY) and Berlin (Germany). Each team worked on an innovative project to be considered for implementation at the conclusion of the internship program.

Kick-off for this think tank type “innovation lab” in Poughkeepsie took place earlier in spring 2017, via a video conference with a GEODIS team in Guadalajara (Mexico) and Luca Silipo, Chief Economist who runs GEODIS’ World Lab based in Berlin. Preliminary discussions on industry trends and current innovations being developed with GEODIS took place.

The Poughkeepsie team completed mini projects throughout the summer based on professional development, business excellence and corporate values. The interns, along with members of the leadership team, also had visited a ‘fabrication lab’ to develop their practical management skills.

“This summer’s think tank demonstrated a real commitment to innovation and disruption, not only did it give the interns an opportunity to share their perspective and experiences but it also instigated a change in our culture – where we embrace new ideas and assess the future of supply chain” said Eric St. Amand, Vice President, Americas for the Supply Chain Optimization Line of Business.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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Premium Car Manufacturer trusts GEODIS to manage in Korea one of its largest Distribution Centers in the World

In April 2017, BMW Korea opened a new Regional Parts Distribution Center for BMW, MINI and motorcycle spare parts in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, 70 kilometers south of Seoul. GEODIS was entrusted with the logistics of this over 50,000 sqm site, one of BMW’s biggest Regional Distribution Center in the world.

On this new site, GEODIS annually manages over one million order lines and handles up auto parts deliveries across South Korea. The Group deals with thousands automotive parts stored, more than twice the volume compared to the previous facility.

According to Mark Ellis, Automotive Market Line Director for GEODIS: “We were chosen for our automotive and warehousing expertise and our flexible logistics solutions. The facility aims to satisfy the Korea’s BMW vehicle owners with timely auto parts delivery across the country.”

The new distribution center is within two hours’ drive from Incheon International Airport (airfreight inbound). The seafreight arrives at Busan port. Furthermore, it is also close to highways, which is expected to shorten the auto parts delivery time. The center is made up of several buildings, including a main warehouse and two warehouses for inflammables and explosives.

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

 

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GEODIS manages out-of-gauge refinery modules the multimodal way for Kinetics Technology

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The Industrial Projects activity of GEODIS is managing out-of-gauge shipments for a major oil & gas project for the international process engineering contractor Kinetics Technology (KT), part of the Maire Tecnimont Group.

This oil and gas sector project involves shipments of oversize columns from across Europe to the Lotos Refinery in Gdansk, Poland where they will be assembled. GEODIS’ Industrial Projects team in Italy secured the contract for the project early this year and started operations in May. The final shipment which completes the project is scheduled for the summer.

One of the principle components of the overall move is a 310-ton column which was transported by barge on the Ems River in Germany to Rotterdam. From there it was trans-shipped onto a coastal vessel, making its way to the refinery’s jetty in Gdansk; here it was unloaded with the aid of a floating crane.

“This was a great example of intermodal transport success, demonstrating close collaboration between our network of teams in Italy, Germany and Poland.” commented GEODIS’ Project Manager, Mario Scannapieco.

Further shipments by break-bulk vessels are now in progress, once more arranged by the GEODIS team in Italy.  Three large columns originating in Northern Italy and Spain on arrival at the Port of Gdansk will be transferred to barges for on-carriage to the Lotos refinery.

Discover on YouTube this project in video

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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GEODIS unveils its 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide survey

Through this initiative, GEODIS shares the latest insights about Supply Chain challenges that face market stakeholders and shows where they feel potential for improvement can be found. The survey’s findings were presented at the 2017 Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich during a GEODIS conference entitled: “Insights to Supply Chain Trends, Challenges & Innovation”.

In the wake of globalization and rampant digitalization, commercial trade flows have evolved dramatically. Both the volume and the scope of services managed within Supply Chain have reached unprecedented levels.

In this context, 70% of the survey’s respondents say their Supply Chain is either ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ complex. They also emphasize the strategic position it has reached in their overall organization. Supply Chain has become more customer-focused and mostly considered as a lever to win competitive advantage. The survey also confirms that achieving extended visibility of their Supply Chain is one of the major objectives of respondents in order to efficiently manage it.

Moreover, the GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain worldwide survey offers a broad assessment of the solutions identified to tackle future challenges, such as organizational best practices, technology trends, KPIs monitoring and outsourcing behaviors. For example, it is noteworthy, that the best performers, in terms of EBIT, have positioned Supply Chain management at Board level or at C-level.

Overall, the survey offers clear testimony that companies know where the pain points are and the objectives they wish to attain but the pathways to success are still many and long.

Scope and methodology of the GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain worldwide survey

The insights documented in this survey are based on the responses of 623 professionals in 17 countries from various functions (Supply chain, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Information Technology…) and management levels (C-level, Top management executives, Directors…). All the respondents have a direct link with Supply Chain operations and issues on a regular basis.

Discover and download the whole study here

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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GEODIS presents its insights to Supply Chain trends, challenges & innovation at TL Munich from May 9 to May 12, 2017

GEODIS experts will present the company’s expertise and vision of the supply chain trends & challenges during the 2017 TL Munich trade fair in Munich from May 9 to May 12, 2017.

A Supply Chain Operator, ranking among the top logistics companies in the world, GEODIS has Innovation as one of its five corporate values. At the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich, GEODIS will present its set of expertise covering the Supply Chain. GEODIS will also hold a public conference during the fair on May 10, to present its latest innovations, its new World Lab and its worldwide survey on Supply Chain trends & challenges. This conference will also be a place to discuss with Carlo RATTI, guest speaker for GEODIS, around Digitalization, data mining & Supply Chain Optimization. All of that to fulfill GEODIS’ mission of being the growth partner for its clients.

At this conference, Marie-Christine LOMBARD, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS, will explain how GEODIS is well positioned to help its customers overcome their logistical constraints and face the logistical challenges of tomorrow: “Being innovative requires us to anticipate and respond to major developments in our markets and identify underlying trends that will change the face of our sector”.

Following this introduction, Boris PERNET, EVP Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS will unveil the revealing insights resulting from the Global Supply Chain White Paper produced by GEODIS. This White Paper, published for the first time at TL Munich, is based on the findings of a unique market survey that analyzes the responses of 623 professionals from 17 countries, across differing functions (Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Strategy, Information Technology, etc) and from a variety of management levels (C-level, Senior Executives, Directors). It pinpoints precise and insightful Supply Chain trends and challenges.

Philippe De CARNE, VP Innovation at GEODIS and Luca SILIPO, Chief Economist at GEODIS, will continue with further insights. Philippe De CARNE will present details on the ongoing innovative projects being undertaken by GEODIS. He will focus on the environmental impact of the supply chain and on urban logistics projects, on technological advances in contract logistics and on the digital revolution in Supply Chain management. As Big Data has a key role to play, now and in the future, Luca SILIPO will introduce the recently created GEODIS World Lab, whose role is to oversee the main worldwide trends & evolutions and translate those into strategic thinking.

This conference will also contain a keynote speech by Carlo RATTI entitled “From Digitalization to sensors, data mining & Supply Chain optimization”. An architect and engineer by training, Professor RATTI teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design office Carlo RATTI Associati. He is currently serving as both a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and special adviser on Urban Innovation to the European Commission.

To learn more about GEODIS’ vision of the future of the supply chain, we invite you to attend the GEODIS conference or to meet our experts on our booth:

GEODIS conference at TL Munich

May 10, 2017,

2:30 pm

Conference Room # A52, Hall A5

Meet our experts at GEODIS Booth, Hall B5, Stand 303/402

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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GEODIS tests the Com’hand System, developed by the start-up Siatech, for controlling lifting machinery

GEODIS is testing the Com’hand system, which offers intuitive control capabilities for lifting and handling machinery, at a manufacturing site of Saint-Gobain.

The innovative system has been developed by the technology start-up company Siatech and initial tests within a live logistics environment began in November 2016 at a site of Distribution Sanitaire Chauffage, subsidiary of SAINT-GOBAIN Distribution Bâtiment France in Hénin-Beaumont, northern France..

Created in April 2016 by Siatech’s founders, the Com’hand system uses state-of-the-art digital sensor technology for controlling industrial machinery, in the first instance with application to cranes and gantries. Operators interact with the machinery using simple, intuitive arm motions, which are interpreted and transmitted by means of a bracelet fitted with motion sensors and worn on the wrist and also by a ring. Basically, the system offers greater simplicity in machine operation and improved control efficiency while avoiding the risk of loss or damage.

Instead of having to perform multiple, complex command actions using a heavy and cumbersome control unit, an operator using the Com’hand system can control the machine directly from the ‘hand-worn’ device. As well as producing increased efficiency (productivity gains of up to 20% over a conventional control unit have been achieved), the system also brings considerable improvements in safety and ergonomic comfort.

The initial tests have been successful and have allowed Siatech valuable feedback on the use of its technology in a practical logistics environment. Once the equipment is made available commercially, GEODIS could now consider introducing Com’hand across all its industrial logistics sites where lifting gantries are employed.

Click here to view initial tests carried out by GEODIS using the Com’hand system.

SIATECH – www.siatech.fr

Siatech, which was quoted by French industry journal L’Usine Nouvelle in its “2016 Digital Technologies award”, is a French start-up founded in Rouen (northern France) by three young graduates from the ESIGELEC engineering school with the purpose of developing systems for simplifying machine control in industrial and domestic environments. The three founding members work from the AD Normandie business incubator and schedule market release for their product in early 2017.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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KENZO puts trust in GEODIS to handle its Global Logistics

GEODIS is stepping up its growth in the retail fashion sector as proven by a new partnership with KENZO, the luxury prêt-à-porter company owned by t170419 Selec IMG_0800 crédit photo EC GEODIShe LVMH group.

GEODIS has been operating KENZO’s global logistics from France since the beginning of March. Through the recently agreed five-year partnership, KENZO will be able to pursue its growth plans by taking advantage of the specialist expertise of GEODIS in retail fashion. With a dedicated team of 70, GEODIS is responsible for the reception, storage and preparation of the fashion brand’s clothes, leather goods, shoes and accessories.

GEODIS’ logistics campus to the south of Paris, a secure site with storage and preparation facilities especially adapted to folded and hanging garments was selected to centralize these operations. GEODIS is also supporting KENZO in the development of its e-commerce sales channel by preparing and fulfilling orders. In addition KENZO is sourcing specific services from GEODIS such as the management of raw materials, quality control and ensuring all its products meet regulatory compliance standards.

Commenting on the business relationship, David Perruche, Logistics Director at KENZO, said: “It is the ability of GEODIS to support KENZO in its international growth and both the modularity and flexibility of its technical and commercial offering that caught our attention”. While Neil Bird, Vertical Market Director for Retail and Luxury at GEODIS said, “We already work with other LVMH brands and this new contract strengthens our partnership with the group at a global level. We are acting as their growth partner”.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2016, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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GEODIS introduces exoskeletons FOR warehouse STAFF

Mechanical braces to be provided to ensure the health of employees

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GEODIS has launched the use of exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs during their work in its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Staff wear the exoskeletons – an external type of brace – for lower back support as they lift and carry objects during their pick and pack activities. The exoskeleton gives support via a spring system that

acts as a type of counterweight. When the employee bends over, the spring pushes back so that the load on the back is reduced by 40 percent. “Staff are fitter after a working day thanks to these skeletons,” says Sjors van Enckevort, Site Manager Contract Logistics at GEODIS in Venlo.

The use of such aids is becoming very important in the logistics sector. Health and safety are at the core of the company’s Business Excellence approach. At the Venlo site employees who carry over 4,000 kilograms a day benefit from the back support that the exoskeleton provides during their picking activities. Three employees currently wear a personalized exoskeleton during their work in the distribution centre at Venlo.

While the exoskeletons available at the Venlo facility prevent back injury, the company is exploring further possibilities. This type of exoskeleton is ‘passive’, meaning that they follow the user’s movements, adjusting pressure without impeding movement. There is now increasing interest in the development of an ‘active’ exoskeleton, which would extend support to the employee’s arms as well. GEODIS sees great value in the adoption of these aids and is following advances in the area closely. “A responsible employer, GEODIS pays special attention to the health of its employees. We place great store by these kinds of innovation. . Depending on the results of their performance in Venlo, we will plan on deploying them more widely across our network in the future” stated Laurent Parat, EVP Contract Logistics for GEODIS.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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Prénatal extends its contract with GEODIS to include E-commerce Services

The distribution activity for retail and e-commerce channels to be combined at one location and current contract extended by three and a half years.

Prénatal and GEODIS’ Contract Logistics Line of Business have extended their e-commerce collaboration until June, 2020. Prénatal’s retail and e-commerce stock will be combined and stored in the GEODIS’ distribution centre in Almere.

Cooperation between Prénatal and GEODIS started in 2009 when it involved traditional logistics services with storage of store inventory at its core. When it appeared that there was great potential to reduce costs per unit in the area of e-commerce, the two companies decided to intensify and expand their partnership. Now, as a result of developments within GEODIS’ distribution processes and Prénatal’s strategic market approach, they have fully merged e-commerce and retail logistics.

“As a retailer, your stock is your most important asset,” says Ardjan van den Blonk, Manager Supply Chain at Prénatal Moeder en Kind B.V. “You want to serve your consumers as well as possible, regardless of where they make their purchase – through a store or a webshop. An omni-channel inventory will prevent stock from being unnecessarily located at different sites and this will help us better meet customer needs. Working intensively and as true partners, GEODIS has helped us to achieve these aims.”

“Combined stock is rare, due to a variety of complex factors,” explains Joop Mastenbroek, Chief Financial Officer at GEODIS in The Netherlands. “Merging retail and e-commerce stock doesn’t simply move physical inventory – it also has an impact on all processes and systems. That is what makes this activity with Prénatal unique. However, e-commerce is a fast-changing business, and you can’t sit still. We will continue to develop our activities in this area in order to respond to future challenges and we are happy that we are doing this in close collaboration with Prénatal.”

ENDS

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

About Prénatal Moeder en Kind B.V. – www.prenatal.nl

Prénatal is the leading retail format in this area, with the most comprehensive, inspiring and affordable range combined with the best service and advice, all tailored to the needs and expectations of the pregnant women or women who have just given birth, and her baby.. In all of our Megastores, City stores and our webshop, we work hard every day to make future and current parenting and shopping better, easier and as comfortable as possible, any time and in every way.

 

PRESS CONTACT

Bruno Delfils

GEODIS – Corporate Communication and Marketing Director

00 33 (0)1 56 76 22 45

bruno.delfils@geodis.com

 

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Innovation: GEODIS explores opportunities in Electric Highways

170322 Electric Highways 2 GEODIS joined a consortium of French companies to commission a study on electric highways from the low-carbon consultancy firm Carbone 4. The study, published on February 27, confirms the interesting possibilities of developing this technology to reduce the CO2 emissions of resulting from freight transport.

The study focuses on the possibility of implementing a fleet of hybrid heavy goods vehicles powered by a continuous supply of electricity made available over the entire length of the highway. The electricity distribution system would be installed along the inner lane of the highway, which would remain open to other vehicles, notably conventional heavy goods vehicles. The hybrid truck design would allow for use of an electric motor on the highway and a traditional internal combustion engine for maneuvering (overtaking, entering and exiting highways) and non-highway travel.

“Innovation is in our DNA,” says Philippe de Carné, Innovation Director at GEODIS. “The search for alternatives to diesel and the reduction of the environmental impacts of dangerous emissions is one of our main research aims at GEODIS. This is why we sought to initiate this study. Our role as a leader in our sector and an enabler of our customers’ growth is to prepare for the technological advances that lie ahead in our constantly changing environment.”

The study shows that this type of project is an effective way of reducing the environmental impact of goods transport by road while optimizing the use of existing transport infrastructure. Implementation would require only a slight operational adjustment on the part of road transport professionals, with no transshipments and minimal training to adapt the driving style of their drivers.

The study confirms that on some highly trafficked routes and for transport companies using a single route the electric highway is a profitable option given current market conditions. Public financial support of €3 billion would serve to achieve profitability faster by generating positive environmental externalities (with a significant 30 MtCO2 reduction in transport-generated CO2 emissions) and a beneficial macroeconomic effect.

Today, road transport (of people and goods) is highly dependent on oil products and accounts for 30% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in France. Roughly half of these are as a result of freight transport, the majority (85%) by road. The greenhouse gas emissions of heavy goods vehicles account for approximately 5% of national emissions and 3% to 4% of national energy consumption.

Download the results of the Carbone 4 study

 

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, which is part of SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is the number four logistics operator in Europe and number seven worldwide. In 2016, GEODIS was ranked by Gartner as a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant report on the world’s 3PL players. The international reach of GEODIS includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers Supply Chain by providing end-to-end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and information systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in revenue.

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