For the time being and forward, trends such as sustainability and digitalization have become the two key issues for international freight forwarding.
Both workflows coincide in the increasingly efficient management of transport services. In this way, new technologies complement the automotive industry’s advances in reducing emissions from heavy vehicle engines by organizing shipments, optimizing payloads and streamlining operations.
As engines become less polluting and with the technological advantages brought by digital transformation, freight transportation moves to a new stage and is no longer just the process of moving a load from place A to place B: it radically becomes a value-adding link in the supply chain.
HOW TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT THROUGH DIGITIZATION
Transportation has proven to be an important factor in getting products to destination markets in time to market. Without transportation to meet demand in a timely manner, the best production systems are simply factories with no ability to access consumers.
That is why it is important for freight transportation to evolve to continue to fulfill its core mission, and to achieve this, transportation must first become more environmentally friendly.
Freight forwarders like eGlobe are the first to be concerned about creating more sustainable services, in line with our customers’ ambitious environmental responsibility policies. They are increasingly interested in applying and implementing measures to achieve carbon neutrality in the medium term.
Improvements in emissions reduction must come from a combination of choosing the least polluting trucks, more efficient driving techniques and the use of new technologies to achieve that improved performance with lower fuel consumption and, consequently, lower pollutant emissions.
In this regard, new technologies can offer an additional advantage in achieving:
- More efficient fleet management.
- Predictive maintenance of vehicles.
- Optimizing transport operations..
- Significant improvements in management.
HOW PAPERLESS SHIPPING CONTRIBUTES TO MORE SUSTAINABLE FORWARDING
In this matter, new technologies make it possible to carry out paperless shipping.
From the beginning, the exclusion of paper in documents has been an important sustainability measure. In addition, the digitization of documents provides more accurate and integrated traceability and visibility systems along the entire supply chain.
In turn, the use of electronic documents is quite common and acceptable in the transportation of goods by air.
However, the main obstacle to the digitization of records in road transport has to do with the lack of acceptance of these records by the authorities.
Also, the lack of a uniform regulatory framework in countries is another major problem preventing the widespread use of paperless transport.
On the other hand, the elimination of bureaucratic barriers, the reduction of paperwork and the speed of administrative procedures are the main advantages recognized by carriers for paperless transport.
Specifically, the digitization of documents brings important improvements:
- Easy access to documents.
- Eliminate the need for adequate space to store physical documents.
- Improve reliability in document preparation and compilation.
- Facilitate the movement of documents and their transfer to other players in the supply chain.
An important aspect of expanding the use of electronic documents to consider is the legal or legal safeguards that electronic transport documentation must provide.
EGLOBE, THE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION AS A FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANY
At eGlobe, as experts in freight forwarding in Barcelona and in foreign trade and international logistics, we open the doors to a more efficient, productive, digital, connected and sustainable transport.
In addition, we offer an excellent management service, we ensure that all goods arrive at their destination without complications and in perfect conditions, and we protect the interests of exporters and importers, making use of the current legislation.