DHL survey finds companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions

November 29, 2018 - 05:19
DHL survey finds companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions

  • 75% ofsurvey respondents in Asia Pacific believe electric vehicles will have asignificant impact on transport in the next two years
  • 82% ofrespondents in Asia Pacific say they need help to navigate environmental regulations


SINGAPORE- Media OutReach - November 30, 2018 - The latest research report on ground transportation logistics by DHL,the world's leading logistics company, has revealed that companies in AsiaPacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do. Theglobal survey found that a whopping 75% of respondents from the region believeelectric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next twoyears, compared to the global average of 53%. This is further backed up by 82%of respondents from Asia Pacific stating that they need help navigatinglegislation around mandatory carbon reporting, second only to North America.


"The Logistics Transport Evolution: TheRoad ahead" is a report by DHL Supply Chain, usingdata from research by Lieberman Research Worldwide, LLC (LRW) that was commissionedby DHL to identify the factors that are impacting ground transportationlogistics and how industry is adapting to the new frontier of solutionsavailable.


Sean Gillespie, Head of Transport, DHL SupplyChain Asia Pacific said: "Asia Pacific is a tremendously diverse region -- notonly in terms of geography, but also the various levels of market maturity.However, there are some factors common to many countries. These include growingurbanization, and the concerns that follow such as a need for green solutions.This is good news for us, because at DHL we pride ourselves on responsiblebusiness practices such as Mission 2050, the Group-wide commitment to reduceall logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. And we believe in action,not just words: this year alone, three of our Asia Pacific markets -- Vietnam,Japan and Thailand -- received Green Freight Asia certification."


Green Freight Asia (GFA) is a network of Asianfreight companies working together to improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2emissions, and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain. It rewardscompanies that demonstrate a commitment to the adoption of green freightpractices through its voluntary green certification program, the GFA Labelprogram. DHL is a founding member of GFA.


Two trends will have a significant impact ontransport in Asia Pacific -- the rise of e-commerce, seen as a trend ofsignificant impact in 3-5 years by 78% of Asia Pacific respondentscompared with 69% globally, and the increasing urbanization of populations,deemed by 71% of Asia Pacific respondents to be key in 1-2 years, versus 61%globally. Combined, these will see ever-greater demands on supply chain serviceproviders to manage increasing congestion and pollution, while simultaneouslysatisfying consumers' service requirements.


To counteract these challenges, DHL has beeninvesting ahead of the curve in order to serve customers better. Some examplesof these investments include Transport Management Centers that provide more real-timeinformation to improve resource optimization and end-to-end visibility forcustomers, as well as the opening of a Global Solutions Design Center in 2017to better support teams of Regional Solutions Designers around the world.


Added Gillespie: "The results of the research reaffirmswhat we already know -- technology is enabling a huge disruption of ourindustry, and transport in particular. AI and Big Data are seen by AsiaPacific respondents as the trend with the biggest impact in the next couple ofyears; in fact, 67% already incorporate them in their business in some way. Ibelieve that DHL's research and innovations complement this drive well -- wewill help our customers manage the increasingly complex and challenging issuesand requirements, while optimizing their costs."


"Another added advantage we bring to the table isour global outlook -- we are often able to connect suppliers' distributionchannels directly with retailers; this is thanks to our scale and synergies whichour customers may not otherwise be able to leverage on their own," Gillespie concluded.


You can find the fullinsights into what companies are expecting from their transportation providersby downloading the report here:


The survey consisted of over 200 supply chain and operationsprofessionals, from sectors including automotive, consumer, life sciences,technology, engineering and manufacturing and more. The respondents weregeographically spread around the world.


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DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL familyof divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging fromnational and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillmentsolutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrialsupply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in more than 220countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businessessecurely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutionsfor growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences andhealthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporateresponsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL isdecisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".


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