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Freightgate tool lets logistics companies control carbon footprint

Steve Rogerson
May 3, 2016
Logistics companies can calculate potential CO2 emissions from different shipping modes and shipment routings using the latest version of Freightgate’s carbon modelling wizard.
The company specialises in cloud computing and mobile applications for logistics and global supply chain management. The aim of the tool is to help socially responsible companies track their carbon footprint.
Using Freightgate's logistics carbon-emission modelling, a company will be able to generate different rate and routing scenarios that compare operational, financial and environmental impact of their supply chain in real time. The results will help determine which scenario is environmentally sound while at the same time being financially and operationally viable. The carbon footprint tracing feature provides transparency on the environmental impact of logistics movements.
"We invite shippers and transport carriers to take full advantage of our carbon modelling capabilities we have deeply embedded into our logistics cloud suite," said Martin Hubert, president and CEO of California-based Freightgate.
The logistics cloud suite, known as the Freightgate Universe, empowers professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. It encompasses ISO9001: 2008-certified end-to-end transportation management processes from procurement, rate management, optimisation, execution and visibility, carbon footprint, through invoice audit and pay.
The suite is comprised of adaptive easy-to-deploy modules to help companies with minimal start-up cost. Freightgate is claimed to be the only commercial EFM compliant platform enabling standardised web services as promoted by the US DoT and Transport Canada.