Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Alliance Shippers Inc., a leading provider of global logistics services, has been selected as a 2018 Green Supply Chain Partner — a distinction reserved for industry leaders in sustainability initiatives.
"We are constantly striving to move in the direction of clean, green transportation solutions," said Larry Henry, VP of Logistics & Special Projects at Alliance Shippers Inc., "and this honor is a testament to that sustainable mindset."
As part of the company's multi-pronged efforts, Alliance Shippers Inc. has equipped its fleet of over 2,100 CARB compliant 53' refrigerated trailers with two-way cellular tracking devices that draw power from a battery source located within the units. This enables not only GPS tracking but also temperature adjustment and the ability to turn units on or off at any time. In addition, solar panels on the trailer rooftops continuously charge the batteries, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
Applying these advanced technologies to its refrigerated fleet allows Alliance Shippers Inc. to move customer cargo using the nation's railroad system, which reduces CO² emissions by approximately 67% when compared to transporting those same goods via highway trucks.
This marks the seventh consecutive year Alliance Shippers Inc. has been named a Green Supply Chain Partner and builds upon the recognition garnered from last year's Excellence Award received from the EPA's SmartWay program, which was presented to only 62 of 3,600 program participants.
Those selected for Inbound Logistics' annual G75, a curated list of 75 companies, "go above and beyond to ensure their global supply chains are sustainable, and their operations are socially and environmentally friendly," according to the publication. "These companies have spent years developing and implementing best practices to ensure the footprint they leave on the world is a positive one."
About Alliance Shippers Inc.
Established in 1977, Alliance Shippers Inc. is one of North America's largest privately owned providers of global logistics services. Through more than 40 regional and international sales and operating facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Alliance Shippers Inc. offers customers worldwide a full-service/single-source team approach to state-of-the-art rail, highway, ocean and air transport services.
For more information, visit Alliance Shippers' website at www.alliance.com or call toll-free 1-800-222-0451.
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