Transportation / Mobility

August 25, 2002


Sharp Accelerates "Modal Shift"

Keywords: Climate Change Manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

The Sharp Corporation is accelerating its shift to a distribution system that is less of a burden on the environment. By 2004, they will double their use of containers shipped by rail, emitting much less CO2 than trucks. This will account for 15% of their total distribution.

Transporting by rail container is said to emit one eighth of the CO2 emitted by a truck. With this switch, it is expected that CO2 will be reduced by about 200 metric tons per month by 2004.

Posted: 2002/08/25 07:28:28 AM
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