Luís Simões, logistics operator, announced the presentation of a new project to measure the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) of all companies in the group.
According to an inventory and analysis carried out by the Department of Sustainable Development, in relation to emissions produced in 2017, Luís Simões produced 42,101 tons of CO2 and reduced GHG emissions from the truck fleet by more than 16%.
Luís Simões identified a set of actions for 2018 in order to reduce GHG emissions, and at present 17 initiatives are under development, through which it estimates a reduction of 370 tons of CO2 / year.
Of these initiatives under development, we highlight a solution in the transport area that “will help achieve this goal: the Gigaliners.” Luís Simões has ten gigaliners, which are currently in circulation in Portugal and Spain.The carrying capacity of two gigaliners is equivalent to three conventional trucks, which contributes to the reduction of fuel consumption and GHG emissions. The use of these vehicles allows the reduction of emissions by approximately 144 tonnes of CO2e / year.
The operator’s fleet “owns 97% of vehicles with Euro V and VI engines and only 3% of Euro III and IV engines”, and Luís Simone invested last year “in the acquisition of 300 semi-trailers – with a view to developing a modern, more economical and safe fleet. ”
“With the fleet renewal we intend to increase the efficiency of the vehicles, together with the necessary adjustments to minimize friction and thus reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions,” says the operator.
In the logistics area, “a reduction of 153 tonnes of CO2e / year is expected, with emphasis on energy efficiency initiatives in the warehouses. Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the LS group’s sustainability strategy, which continues to work on actions to achieve the goal of reducing GHG emissions by 2019. ”
Luís Simões believes that “the future lies in adopting responsible solutions that are more energy efficient and contribute to a more carbon neutral and sustainable environment.”