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D2S3T2: Sustainable and Green Logistics
Thursday, 24/Feb/2022:
2:45pm - 3:45pm

Session Chair: Aseem Kinra

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Low Emission Choices in Freight Transport: Comparing Land and Short Sea Shipping Alternatives

Hämäläinen, Esa; Inkinen, Tommi; Olaniyi, Eunice

University of Turku, Finland

This study compares different logistics alternatives to achieving low emissions in a multimodal transport chain. Given the recent pressure towards responsible logistics chain and the International Maritime Organization resolution to lower all types of emissions in sea transports, this study analyzes and examines the delivery chain of a process industry and the necessary steps needed to achieve responsible international transports. Focusing on CO2 emissions, the study analyzes different combinations of alternative delivery chains of paper rolls from the production site up until the end-users. The results show that the bulk of the emissions from each delivery chain are from shipping while the greenhouse emissions from inland truck deliveries are two times higher than in the case of inland intermodal logistics (i.e. a combination of truck-rail). In the end, a large proportion of electrified rail transportation lowers the overall chain emissions.

Optimization of an e-highway infrastructure to electrify the German highway network

Sroka, Louis Vincent; Meisel, Frank

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

In order to reduce the emissions of the transportation sector it is essential to decarbonize the road bound freight traffic on highways. One possible solution to decrease the usage of fossil-based fuels is currently tested on parts of the German highway network. The idea of the e-highway consists of electrifying parts of the highway network to provide energy through overhead contact wires to hybrid trucks. One advantage of this system is that not every kilometer of the highway network needs to be electrified since the hybrid trucks are able to store the power and drive a certain distance emission-free between or off the e-highways. In this talk, three different optimization approaches will be presented to determine which parts of the German highway network should be electrified. In the first approach, the most travelled highway parts are electrified which leads to a significant overrepresentation of western Germany. In the second approach, adjustments of the transportation market are anticipated by successively electrifying essential highway sections that connect major regions in Germany. The road connectivity of the regions is derived through Dijkstra’s algorithm while the electrification decisions are subject to an optimization model. Lastly, the third approach minimizes the total length of the electrified sections in an optimization model while guaranteeing the possibility to reach every destination in Germany emission free. All three approaches identify electrification options and highlight the critical parts of the German highway network for e-highways, which are discussed in our talk.

From linear to circular packaging: Enablers and challenges in the fashion industry

Pfoser, Sarah; Herman, Katharina; Massimiani, Andrea; Brandtner, Patrick; Schauer, Oliver

Logistikum.Retail, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Packaging is a logistics function which generates significant amounts of waste. The fashion industry is the business area with the highest share of e-commerce shipments and is therefore responsible for substantial amounts of packaging waste. A shift from linear to circular packaging models is therefore highly desira-ble, especially in the fashion industry. However, although many fashion retailers recognized the importance of sustainability, hardly any company establishes cir-cular packaging solutions. This paper aims to identify the challenges which pre-vent fashion retailers from introducing circular packaging. Additionally it will be shown which enablers drive the development of circular packaging. Expert inter-views were conducted with companies all along the circular packaging value chain in the fashion industry. A PESTEL analysis shows the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, and Legal factors which currently inhibit circular packaging. Three types of enablers where found to be relevant, namely profit, consumer and politics. The findings provide valuable input to develop cir-cular business models promoting the use of circular packaging in the future.

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