The latest research report on ground transportation logistics by DHL, the world‘s leading logistics company, has revealed that companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do. The global survey found that a whopping 75% of respondents from the region believe electric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next two years, compared to the global average of 53%. This is further backed up by 82% of respondents from Asia Pacific stating that they need help navigating legislation around mandatory carbon reporting, second only to North America.
”The Logistics Transport Evolution: The Road ahead” is a report by DHL Supply Chain, using data from research by Lieberman Research Worldwide, LLC (LRW) that was commissioned by DHL to identify the factors that are impacting ground transportation logistics and how industry is adapting to the new frontier of solutions available.
Green Freight Asia (GFA) is a network of Asian freight companies working together to improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions, and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain. It rewards companies that demonstrate a commitment to the adoption of green freight practices through its voluntary green certification program, the GFA Label program. DHL is a founding member of GFA. Two trends will have a significant impact on transport in Asia Pacific -- the rise of e-commerce, seen as a trend of significant impact in 3-5 years by 78% of Asia Pacific respondents compared with 69% globally, and the increasing urbanization of populations, deemed by 71% of Asia Pacific respondents to be key in 1-2 years, versus 61% globally.
Combined, these will see ever-greater demands on supply chain service providers to manage increasing congestion and pollution, while simultaneously satisfying consumers‘ service requirements. To counteract these challenges, DHL has been investing ahead of the curve in order to serve customers better.
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