Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Alliance Shippers Inc., a leading provider of global logistics services, has been selected as a 2019 Green Supply Chain Partner — a distinction reserved for industry leaders in sustainability initiatives. Alliance Shippers Inc. has received this honor yearly since 2013.
“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.
Those selected for Inbound Logistics’ annual G75, a curated list of 75 companies, “go above and beyond to help shippers maintain sustainable, eco-friendly supply chain operations,” 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.”