Environment

Metro deliver on ECO promise

Having conceived, created and launched the MVT Eco module in 2021 – to monitor the CO2 equivalent emissions, of each consignment we move – and committed to environmental transparency, Metro has now officially offset our emissions for 2020. Companies’ response to climate change is arguably the most pressing issue facing society, which is why the UK

First autonomous and emission-free container ship

Yara Birkeland, the world’s first all-electric and emission-free container ship has completed its maiden voyage in Norway, travelling nine miles, from Porsgrunn to the port of Brevik, in the Oslo fjord. The fully electric and self-propelled 120 teu container ship will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year, transporting

Supporting environmental transparency

Environmental reporting standards for business have been high on the agenda at the UN’s Climate Change Conference – COP26 – currently underway in Glasgow and Metro support the drive for businesses to be open about their impact on the planet, as transparency is an essential precursor for reaching global solutions to a global problem. Companies’

Press review Metro’s digital ECO module

On the 1st July Metro launched its new ECO tool, to track and offset shippers carbon emissions within their supply chain. The following day, The Loadstar – the most respected and influential supply chain news portal – carried its review of our new product, which is repeated in full below. METRO JOINS TOP FORWARDERS OFFERING

Metro’s ECO tool launches today – tracking and offsetting your carbon emissions within the supply chain

The new MVT ECO module that is launched today, with selected customers, monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of every consignment we move, by every mode, so that shippers can monitor and have the option to offset their CO2 emissions. As a non-asset owning 3PL, 99% of our carbon footprint is generated

Metro’s ECO portal prepares for July launch

The new MVT Eco module monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of each consignment we move, by every mode and will be available free from the 1st July, which means that Metro customers can monitor the environmental impact of their supply chains and participate in offset projects that will eradicate their

Further decreasing our carbon footprint; increasing our green forwarder imprint

As a business we are committed to avoiding negative and enhancing positive impacts on our people, society and the global environment. We want to leverage our core strengths, resources and combined abilities to address and help provide solutions to local, regional and international challenges – and in particular human rights, labour rights and the environment /climate

Air cargo industry’s first sustainability report

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has released their Air Cargo Sustainability Report – Accelerating the sustainable transformation of air cargo – which is the first comprehensive study undertaken on the sustainable transformation of the air cargo industry.   As part of TIACA’s Sustainability program, launched in November 2019, the organisation performed a widespread industry

Lines set to impose new round of increased fuel surcharges for Q2

The sea freight bunker industry has been undergoing significant change since the introduction of the IMO2020 rule and the impact of measures taken in response to the Coronavirus pandemic have contributed to major shifts in oil market dynamics, with rising prices encouraging shipping lines to increase their BAF surcharges from April 1st 2021. The Bunker Adjustment

The true environmental impact of empty containers

Environmentalists have long voiced concerns about the CO2 emission damage of the global shipping fleet. They believe that shipping laden containers are doing untold damage to the climate and are extremely concerned about the volume of empty containers that have been travelling the globe recently. Using public-access data in the United States, ‘green’ researchers found