Transportation / Mobility

June 4, 2007


Nippon Express Runs 10th Modal Shift Campaign

Keywords: Non-manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

Nippon Express Co., Japan's leading freight forwarder, ran a modal shift campaign for two months from January 1 to February 28, 2007, in order to promote modal shift, an initiative to shift freight from trucking to railroad or marine transportation to reduce environmental impact.

Since the Revised Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy was put into effect in April 2006, large transportation companies and shippers have been required to submit energy saving plans and energy consumption reports. Meanwhile, Nippon Express has been holding the modal shift campaign every summer and winter since 2002, with the aim of spreading information on the competitive advantages of modal shift as well as expanding the volume of transportation by railways or coastal vessels. This is the 10th time that the company has run the campaign.

The major programs of the campaign include: offering tours to visit key facilities for modal shift; estimating the effects of modal shift in customer distribution systems; and organizing environmental seminars. The latest facility tour was quite successful, with over 100 participants originally expected. The number of rail containers handled by the company during January and February 2007 showed a 6.7 percent increase over the same period of the previous year.

Posted: 2007/06/04 01:45:18 PM
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