When running an international transport and logistics operation, it is impossible not to be affected by world events and imperative to know how to deal with any potential impact they may have on the services you provide. Back in February 2023, the publication Logistics Management posted an article titled “Global Logistics 2023: Supply chains under pressure.”

Driving for Carbon Reduction

In this the author states that: “Many shippers and players in the transport and logistics business are currently under great pressure.

“This is due to a number of lingering issues including the pandemic; huge increases in energy prices; large fluctuations in the supply and demand for transport capacities; delays in port trans-shipment; and bottlenecks in hinterland transport. Furthermore, numerous countries are experiencing double-digit inflation.”

Go further into the content and another important point is also raised: “As we move forward, it’s clear that global supply chains will continue to not only need exceptional risk management solutions, but also improved climate friendliness. According to experts of the German Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association (DSLV), one thing is certain: the trend is to take every bit of CO2 reduction into account and leverage climate potential step by step wherever sensible and effective.”

This was of course written before the UN Climate Change Conference took place in Dubai from 30th November to 13th December. This was a significant event during a deeply troubling year worldwide, both politically and economically, but notably because it gave real cause for optimism.

With this optimism and over 40 years of experience in transport and logistics under our belt, we believe that Relay has the wherewithal to overcome the national and international issues that impact on the services that logistics providers can offer and the outlay that customers are required to pay for them.

Relay has consistently invested in the technology to support the most advanced and sophisticated technological resources to monitor and manage the high value assets that our customers entrust to us in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. These positively affect both the costs we pass on to customers and the carbon emissions produced during our collections and deliveries.

Whatever the challenges we face in the future, the principles we adopt to meet them will be the same. They are grounded on experience and we know that they work!