The International Transport and Energy Reduction ACTION aimed to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and transport costs throughout the supply chain. The project was set up and carried out by energy agencies and specialised consultancies from 6 countries. A basic standard project approach (sectoral approach) has been developed which will be applied in each country in the sectors of industries.
In each country energy reduction measures have been identified and implemented with companies in the (international) supply chain, focus was on shippers. Measures identified and implemented at individual companies comprised reduction of delivery frequency, adjustment of loading units, adjustment of vehicle technology, optimisation of planning systems, introduction of clean vehicles, etc.
The objective: the identification of best practices in sustainable energy reduction regarding freight transport, the international exchange of this knowledge and the creation of European awareness.