Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Logistics has to contribute its share to the sustainable transformation of our economies, as well as in reducing absolute Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and enhance resource efficiency to, thus, meet Paris Agreement’s objectives. The ALICE liaised project GILA (German, Italian & Latin American consortium for resource efficient logistics hubs & transport) – a German funded R&D project from 07/2020-07/2023 – was designed to contribute to global efforts in reducing the environmental impact (especially carbon impact) of logistics. Focus was laid on logistics hubs that play a connecting role within transport chains and refer to all sites that combine different transport legs (within and between modes) or are the starting or end point of transport chains: Such as warehouses, distribution centres, transhipment sites or various terminals, located as individual hubs or close to airports, sea and or inland ports.
The GILA partners analyzed the environmental performance of logistics hubs. A classification scheme and environmental KPIs for logistics hubs have been elaborated which helps to gain enhanced transparency and robust basis for decision management and for the targeted identification and the definition of measures to reduce GHG emissions. Annual market studies have been performed and overall average GHG emission intensity values derived. GILA’s outcomes served the development of the ISO 14083 as well as the final KPIs have been aligned with the ISO 14083 requirements published in March 2023. With the ISO 14083, a harmonized GHG emissions calculation method in freight transport chains has become available. This enables an aligned GHG emissions quantification for all modes as well as for logistics hubs. In addition, GILA’s research focused on sustainable concepts for tomorrow‘s logistics sites, and outlined the status quo and impact of energy efficiency measures as well as concepts for sustainable yard logistics, master model for sustainable prototype as well as sustainability asset assessment (Capex/Carbex).
Welcome and introduction (Download presentation)
GHG emissions quantification of logistics sites aligned with ISO 14083 (Download presentation)
Annual market studies and overall GHG performance indicators for logistics hubs (Download presentation)
Possible solutions for decarbonising logistics hubs (Download presentation)
Sustainability of hubs: a key driver for maintaining value over time (Download presentation)
Q&A, closure and next steps