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KWE Becomes an Official Member of the Smart Freight Centre
Jul. 10, 2023
Kintetsu World Express, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) has officially joined the Smart Freight Centre (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), an international non-profit organization dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation.
With its’ ambitious goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from freight transport by 1 billion tons by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050, the Smart Freight Centre is developing guidelines for calculating emissions and setting reduction targets specific to various sectors of the logistics industry.
The use of biofuels (SAF, Maritime Bio-Fuels, Bio-Diesel, etc.) is considered to be the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cargo transport. At the same time, there is an urgent need to establish international standards on how to share and expand the environmental attributes of them among all the stakeholders. By participating in the Smart Freight Centre, which is leading these efforts on a global scale, we will continuously contribute to the industry-wide efforts for decarbonization.
“At Kintetsu World Express, we’re on a journey to accelerate decarbonization and improve our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission performance. We are pleased to share that we have joined the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) community to take concrete steps towards achieving our GHG emission reduction goals. Through collaboration with global partners and SFC’s industry-leading network, we can work towards achieving our climate goals.” states Yoshikazu Yashiki, Managing Officer of Kintetsu World Express.