Efficient logistics means lower social costs and reduced environmental impact. In a society with global cargo flows and new consumption patterns emerge, sustainable logistics solutions are one of the most important success factors. Catena shall be a driving force in making logistics in Scandinavia more sustainable.
There are many opportunities for reducing the environmental impact of the logistics system. Catena’s objective is to be engaged in networks and hold regular meetings with local government leaders in our market areas to support development towards more sustainable logistics. As an owner of logistics properties, we can exert influence by, for example, building properties in locations that facilitate consolidated shipment, minimise driving distances and provide opportunities for modes of transport that have less of an impact on the climate.
Transports are energy-intensive and therefore affect the environment. By being careful about choosing the right location for your logistics facilities, transportation can be minimized and thus the stress on the environment. Transparency efficiency also represents an important factor for profitability, as Sweden has long distances and a large export dependence.
City logistics creates opportunities for coordinated shipment
For Catena, city logistics is about enhancing transport efficiency in dense urban environments. The traffic situation in many Swedish cities has become difficult since passenger traffic and commercial traffic share limited road space. The result is inefficient logistics. This traffic situation also causes drivers of both passenger and commercial vehicles to become irritated and thus could potentially increase the risk of personal injury.
By placing warehouses and terminals outside urban centres, incoming cargo can be delivered to these transhipment terminals. There, goods to be forwarded into the urban centre can be reloaded in a manner that enables higher load factors, flexibility in truck sizes and more accurate route planning. This creates opportunities for more cost-effective solutions while increasing comfort for those receiving goods by making it possible to reduce the number of delivery times. While each situation is unique, we have ample opportunities to improve the efficiency of logistics in Sweden’s urban centres.