We are at a tipping point when it comes to sustainability in the freight and logistics industry.
On the one hand, we’ve seen an acceleration in demand for logistics in response to the pandemic, driven by the surge in e-commerce sales in 2020. It has also increased demand for faster dispatch speed of logistics operations – customers will commonly choose speedy delivery or buy single items from different places, meaning sustainability is sacrificed for convenience.
But at the same time, pressure is mounting on all businesses to ‘go green’, and to embed sustainability into their operations and processes. This is being spearheaded by legislation to try to stem the effects of climate change.