The Logistics Terminal
TLT is a Portcentric solution located at the Port of Tilbury, just a few miles from the deep-water port, London Gateway – the UK’s first new port for 20 years. The TLT model offers importers, exporters, traders and manufacturers a simple and effective ‘green’ solution to their supply chain operations. The key environmental benefit is that businesses – including some of the UK’s major retailers – store and distribute their products directly from a seaport, rather than double handling them at an inland distribution hub. TLT essentially cut out the middle-man, and by distributing direct from the port, can save huge amounts of road miles and carbon. It also means that carbon is not wasted hauling empty containers back to ports. Just working on the average journey to return an empty container to the port as 100km means that nearly 70kg of CO2 are saved per journey.
The Cheshire based logistics service provider has invested significantly over the last year to reduce its carbon usage and environmental impact by using the latest technology and training available. £1.5 million has been spent on expanding the company’s transport fleet to support business growth and improve environmental performance. All 13 of the new vehicles meet Euro 5 regulations, giving Farrall’s an estimated 16-18% fuel saving. The company has also invested in Dynafleet, Volvo Trucks’ online Transport Information System, which has resulted in a £100,000 a year saving on fuel. And then there is driver training and feedback. In addition to feedback briefings, Farrall’s has incentivized its drivers to produce fuel savings through the introduction of a driver performance bonus scheme.
Paul Ponsonby Ltd
Founded in 1998 with a man and a van delivering computer equipment, the company has expanded steadily each year. In 2011 an Environmental Officer was appointed to identify areas for reducing the company’s impact on the environment. Subsequently, Paul Ponsonby Ltd has invested in ‘Tom Tom Work’ in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Whenever possible runs are consolidated for two or three days’ work to reduce transit time and fuel consumption. This, combined with driver efficiency training, has led to a reduction in the business’ carbon footprint by almost a third and the company aims to be carbon neutral by 2015.