Emissions associated with transportation and shipping are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for many companies, so optimizing supply chains and the transport of goods is key to meeting sustainability goals.
Once a product arrives in port, it’s imperative that the ocean containers get off the ship and onto a truck or train for their inland move. Shippers using a one-port strategy have an increased likelihood of that freight being delayed by disturbances.
Transportation procurement has evolved into a cyclical process where standard and specialized services are tendered on a set cadence. Shippers should consider several factors in their network bid strategy.