The JIT train had just left Poland – Helping to reduce CO2 emissions across Europe!
The Joint in Transport Cooperative (JIT) was formed in February 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for the reduction of CO2 by transferring freight movements from the road to the railways. Much of the work in establishing the business model to provide this service was supported by The Global Commerce Initiative, The Consumer Goods Forum, and consultants Capgemini.
The active members of the Cooperative are Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez International and Nestle. All these companies move freight around Europe and see the initiative as a way of reducing their CO2 emissions. With the projected loads we have, we estimate CO2 savings to be in the region of 18,000,000 kg per year. As volumes grow, the JIT sees that cost will reduce as well as CO2 emissions falling.
In late 2012 the JIT agreed to approach a third party logistics company to provide the operational systems and managerial expertise to support this activity. A Dutch company, Seacon Logistics in Venlo, has recently agreed to partner the initiative, managing the Control Tower, executing the logistics operations.
On 25th September 2013 the first train to run, in a corridor across Europe, left the Poland bound for the UK.There is room on the train for other companies since, the more freight we move the greater the benefits.
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Rico Gielen, Manager Marketing
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