MILAN, 31 March 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world and a top operator in Italy, is celebrating the success of the implementation of the One Logic project to its transport sector. During the first year, CEVA's policy helped eliminate 11,000 heavy trucks from the roads, transferring the loads to alternative long-haul transportation means for trips longer than 700 km. The migration translates into the elimination of approximately 16,000 tons of CO2 and 4 tons of fine particles per year resulting in a positive impact on air quality.
One Logic is the general term used to summarize the policy implemented by CEVA to optimize the acquisition of production factors used to render its core business services. The key element of the policy is to migrate from road transport to intermodal transport (railway and sea) while maintaining the service levels and delivery times agreed with receivers. One Logic was launched for CEVA transport services in 2007 and is currently implemented on 60% of transportation and set to reach 100% within the new few months.
Italy has the highest road traffic in Europe and the second highest in the world, with 70% of all transport done through its roads. "We know that Italy is severely lagging behind in terms of infrastructure and that it will take many years before the country can catch up from an environmental perspective. Therefore, we believe that our important contribution to environmental quality stands as an example to show all companies the benefits of adhering to public policies in support of this sector," said Gianfranco Sgro, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of CEVA Logistics for South Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Being proactive not only in the quality of our services to Customers, but also in the environmental policies adopted will have to be part of our normal way of doing business."
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