24 May 2018
Press release, May 2018: NexTrust reduces CO2 emissions and focuses on fair gain sharing
Brussels, May 2018: NexTrust reduces CO2 emissions and focuses on fair gain sharing
The objective of the NexTrust research project is to develop innovations which will have a positive impact on sustainability challenges within logistics. 30 project partners are currently working on more than 40 pilot projects which aim to to relieve the pressure on the environment through more sustainable methods of transport. Partners agree that a more global approach is needed to increase the sustainability of shipments and within supply chains.
One important focus of the NexTrust project in on the ability to measure the resultant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the real life conditions of the pilot projects. Project partner, VU Amsterdam, used the GLEC's (Global Logistics Emission Council) guidelines and found that trusted collaborative logistics networks have the potential to reduce GHG emissions by 30 - 50%.
Furthermore, with the support of Vlerick Business School, a basis for a future gain sharing method was established. This calculation method considers previous synergies and efficiency gains as well as any financial contribution to the collaborative network. In this way the fair gain share of each partner can be determined. At the same time, this ensures the need for transparency and trust between the collaborating partners and strengthens the stability and continued marketability of the collaboration.
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