Energy / Climate Change

January 15, 2011


NEC to Reduce CO2 Emissions during PC Distribution by about 25% through Modal Shift

Keywords: Climate Change Manufacturing industry Transportation / Mobility 

NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics company, and its subsidiary, NEC Personal Products, Ltd. (NECP), announced on October 19, 2010, that they would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during distribution of their personal computers (PCs) for business use by about 25 percent through modal shift and efficient transportation.

Modal shift from trucks to freight trains is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions during transportation by more than 80 percent. The two companies plan to achieve their target of 25 percent CO2 reduction by adopting modal shift, together with improved transport efficiency by downsizing package cartons.

The modal shift started in October 2010 for the shipment from NECP Yonezawa factory to the Kansai area. NEC will gradually expand the areas with the ultimate goal of transporting about 30 percent of business PCs by railway.

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Posted: 2011/01/15 06:00:15 AM