As the PM 2.5 air pollution creates such a health problem for everyone, SCG Logistics, as a logistics service provider that
operates with vehicles and roadways, offers preventive measures and solutions to minimize the impact.
Let’s take a look at a couple examples of what SCG Logistics is doing to manage PM 2.5 problems.
1. The SCG-EPAP (Environmental Performance Assessment Program) has been adopted in accordance with Green Logistics guidelines to focus on energy-saving and environmentally friendly transportation. As such, standard operating procedures (SOPs) are implemented to carry out company transport that, in so doing, takes into account environmental management throughout the supply chain, covering all transportation related activities, e.g., loading and unloading, storage, warehousing, inventory, as well as factories, distribution centers, destination ports, by means of Multi-Modal Transport and Cross Docking. Carbon dioxide emission reduction is also a major consideration. Referenceable fuel records indicate that oil consumption for one cargo ship is proportionately the equivalent of 60 cargo trucks.
- Multi-Modal is transportation that is carried out with multiple modes of transportation, e.g., joint operations that include ships, large and small vehicles, and etc., in the same freight itinerary.
- A Cross-Docking system is a transport operation that distributes large cargos from inbound trucks to distribution centers onto smaller cargo vehicles for continued distribution.
2. Mandatory daily cargo fleet inspection and preventive maintenance for strategic partners as well as SCG-L cross checks to ensure standardized transport fleet-equipment readiness with regards to safe loading-unloading and environmentally friendliness.
3. ECO-driving courses are provided to focus on energy-saving and environmentally friendly operations. A transport and cargo loading standard course is also offered to business partners to operate with efficient and effective logistics practices and safety standards while minimizing effects on the environment.
Actions taken to alleviate pollution problems in Bangkok and the vicinity area.
1. Reduce distribution processes that involve large cargo truck operations in the Bangkok and vicinity areas by increasing by-water transport operations (Multi-Modal) as well as Cross Docking distribution.
2. Request business partners cooperation in enforcing engine turn off while during parking mode. Monitoring and warning will be strictly implemented and controlled through the Logistics Command Center (LCC), or Control Room, for 24-7 transport tracking ability.
3. Deployment of the mobile truck inspection team to consistently track the conditions of trucks that are flagged for transport unreadiness as well as consider red card issuance to postpone further transport operations in the event of failure to meet stipulated vehicle readiness standard for transportation.
Compiled by BLOG.SCGLogistics
References and photos downtoearth.org.in