Logistics and transportation are responsible for about 15% of global CO2 emissions. As supply chains become more connected and global cargo volumes increase all the time, increase in these numbers are expected in the near future.
Logistics industry suffers from poor overall coordination and visibility of emissions throughout the supply chain actors. As a whole, logistics and transportation are typically seen in companies as a mandatory cost factor required to transport goods from one place to another. Although transporting goods causes significant environmental challenges, initiatives towards environmental sustainability of logistics are often not a priority of companies.
Moreover, logistics development initiatives may increase costs in a short run, and the potential gains obtained from emission savings may be difficult to measure. Furthermore, possibilities to impact the emissions can be difficult as the operator who actually carry the goods might be multi-tier supplier.
The vision of ADMIRAL project is to change the mindset of the logistics and transport industry to take the GHG emission level minimization as the main target of the industry operations by providing tools for companies to respond to the pressure of consumers and society.
ADMIRAL aims to develop logistics solutions to increase cooperation and to optimize the use of infrastructure between supply chain actors even in different countries. The practical result is the ADMIRAL marketplace, which connects logistics service providers and cargo owners, serving as managing the whole supply chain infrastructure and related emissions.
The project’s objectives are centred on four main goals:
- Evolving seamless operations within supply chains through multimodal logistics.
- Enabling better utilisation of existing assets and infrastructure to decrease emissions.
- Embracing systemic change towards sustainability with sustainable sourcing.
- Developing and piloting solutions with significant energy and emission reduction potential.
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT OY (coordinator), Awake.AI OY, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Univerza v Ljubljani, Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH, Transport Innovation Association, Steveco OY, CERTH, Pošta Slovenije d.o.o., Normalis Tech, Solvesall Intelligent Solutions d.o.o., Trevio UAB, UAB cargoGO Logistics, Cargo Sign UAB, Locodels d.o.o., HP-Hrvatska pošta d.d, Marloconsult Lda, BTL Group JSC, APS – Administraçao dos Portos de Sines e do Algarve S.A., UAB – Klaipėdos laisvosios ekonominės zonos valdymo bendrovė