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Decarbonizing Logistics

Decarbonizing Logistics

Distributing Goods in a Low Carbon World

Alan McKinnon


Learn how to cut logistics-related carbon emissions with this essential guide based on cutting edge research supported by Unilever and Kuehne + Nagel.

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About the book

The transport sector cannot be allowed to continue increasing its level of carbon emissions at an accelerating rate, while other sectors are actively decarbonizing. Decarbonising Logistics is based on original research conducted by the Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg with the support of Unilever and Kuehne and Nagel, Switzerland, who co-sponsored the work. The research focuses on decarbonisation, mainly in the transport sector, across 13 countries. This book is essential for governments and companies that need to find ways of achieving dramatic carbon reductions in the transport sector.

Decarbonising Logistics presents cutting-edge findings based on original research, and provides focused results and discussion about the external factors of technology, infrastructure, market, behaviour, energy and regulation, and the carbon reduction strategies for logistics operations. It includes case studies from the UK, Germany, Italy, US, Mexico, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa. This guide provides practitioners and students with cutting-edge, top original research by a leading authority supported by key organizations in the field.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Climate change: the nature and scale of the challenge;
    • Chapter - 02: Developing a decarbonisation strategy for logistics;
    • Chapter - 03: Reducing freight transport intensity;
    • Chapter - 04: Shifting freight to lower carbon transport modes;
    • Chapter - 05: Improving asset utilisation in logistics;
    • Chapter - 06: Transforming energy use in road freight transport;
    • Chapter - 07: Transforming energy use in maritime, air cargo and rail freight sectors;
    • Chapter - 08: Decarbonising logistics at the national level: the case of the united kingdom;

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483807
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 328 pages

About the Author

Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. He has researched and taught in freight transport and logistics for 35 years and has published extensively in journals and books. The author has undertaken studies for numerous public and private sector organizations and has been an adviser to several UK Government Departments and Parliamentary Committees, the European Commission, the International Transport Forum, International Energy Agency and OECD. He is a member of the European Commission's High Level Group on Logistics and was Chairman of the World Economic Forum's Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Council.

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