The Logistics Sector is an Integral Part of an Emissions-Free Future

The future for logistics in the Netherlands and beyond looks 'smart'. The aim is not only to make the sector virtually emission-free, but also to still remain competitive, safe and relevant. This is only possible by integrating digital technologies at every step in the chain.

The logistics sector operates between villages, cities, major ports, countries and continents. Between businesses and consumers, including retailers, warehouses, pharmaceutical companies and even building material producers. Hardly any item you can think of has been untouched by the logistics industry and with the broad array of ways it uses to transport everything from point A to point B, it’s no surprise that the CO2 emissions the sector produces can no longer continue as the world works towards a more sustainable future.

What are the Ambitions for the Future of the Logistics Sector?

The future looks extremely smart when it comes to logistics in the Netherlands and beyond. Utilizing technology to vastly improve the way logistics companies do their jobs will be the name of the game. The government of the Netherlands, companies, and others across the EU are preparing themselves for the changes that need to be made to make the logistics sector meet the CO2 emissions reductions requirement of 95% by the year 2050 as indicated by the Paris Agreement. While this includes many developments in the way things themselves are transported, it also includes sustainability measures for logistics operators themselves and steps towards enhancing digital security for these companies.

Smart Technology at Every Step

The goal is to make the logistics sector not only nearly emissions-free, but still competitive, relevant and safe. One of the most important ways to improve upon the way the sector works is to integrate digital technologies into every step of the journey. This includes Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and integration not just within businesses but between businesses, to lead us to Supply Chain or Industry 4.0.

Industry experts predict that the entire logistics based business community will be digitized in all business basics which will allow them to share relevant data as optimally as possible. We already know that access to data allows for an increase in opportunities of cooperation, communication and coordination, all three things being highly relevant to the success of the logistics sector.

We Can't Live Without Logistics

By making the logistics sector a priority when it comes to development thanks to the Paris Agreement, there are sure to be huge changes not just for the consumer but for businesses, governments, and for the planet. The terms of the Paris Agreement also mean that businesses based in logistics need to act in the next few years if they want to survive passed 2040 or 2050. There are many steps that can be taken today to at least digitize the basics.

We are Ready to Help!

With a modernized EDI platform and smart integrations, logistics companies can keep things moving the way they should be. With expert guidance at ECS, we can help ensure your compliance and your success when it comes to digitizing critical processes. Contact us today to find out how.