Westwell and Roland Berger Release the “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper”

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Westwell and Roland Berger Release the “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper” Innovation in intelligent technology is propelling the logistics industry towards the adoption of green and sustainable production methods. With the newly released “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper” by Westwell and Roland Berger, you can learn feasible pathways to achieve decarbonization and efficient transformation, injecting new vitality…
Westwell and Roland Berger Release the “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper”
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Westwell and Roland Berger Release the “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper”

Innovation in intelligent technology is propelling the logistics industry towards the adoption of green and sustainable production methods. With the newly released “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper” by Westwell and Roland Berger, you can learn feasible pathways to achieve decarbonization and efficient transformation, injecting new vitality into your business.

Decarbonization has become one of the key trends driving global industry and technological development. As the main entities contributing to decarbonization, logistics and transportation companies are facing increasing pressures for transformation from local authorities, investors, and customers that demand decarbonization and high energy efficiency.

Westwell, in collaboration with the global leading strategic consulting firm Roland Berger, recently launched the “Freight Logistics Decarbonization whitepaper”, under the theme of “LEAD the Green Wave, Bring the DEEP Impact”. As the world’s first whitepaper on decarbonization covering multiple logistics nodes in freight logistics, it encompasses the methodology for green and net zero transformation, calculations of carbon reduction effects and economic benefits, as well as multiple classic success cases. It provides the industry with a comprehensive and multidimensional solution for green and net-zero transformation journey.

Westwell has been committed to promoting the sustainable development of the logistics industry and, by leveraging its full-stack AI development advantages, pioneers the adoption of new, carbon-free, and high-efficiency production methods in various business scenarios. By consolidating practical insights into actionable methodologies, Westwell continues to bring strategic wisdom that transcends traditional business and technological boundaries to players in the logistics industry.

The whitepaper, based on Westwell’s business practices, introduces a pioneering methodology on container logistics decarbonization – “LEAD”: With “Digitalization” as the foundation and followed by three stages: “Electrification”, “Ai-driven Intelligence”, and “Linked ecology”, systematically guiding players to realize the “DEEP” values: “Decarbonization”, “Economical Friendly”, “Environment Friendly” and “People Friendly”, and driving the industry towards a comprehensive green transformation.

Digitalization (D) is the inevitable path to decarbonization through the digitized upgrade and transformation of the entire industry chain, digitalized carbon emission tracking and digitalized operation, thus accelerating the realization of the ultimate goal of green transformation.

The transformation consists of three stages: E, L, and A. The first stage is Electrification (E), i.e. converting container handling equipment and transportation vehicles from fuel-powered to electric-powered, directly reducing the carbon emission factor; the second stage is AI-driven Intelligence (A), i.e. upgrading equipment and system intelligence, optimizing operational processes and behaviors, and reducing energy consumption per unit of operation; the third is Linked Ecology (L), i.e. interconnecting all core elements to achieve precise scheduling and planning, enhance overall operational efficiency, and reduce unnecessary operations.

The multiple derivative values of “DEEP” reflect Westwell’s redefinition of transformation goals: Decarbonization (D) is not the only measure of transformation success. The logistics industry shall reshape its production mode to achieve decarbonization (D), reap significant economic benefits, and foster a sustainable, interactive, and well-balanced dynamic between economically-friendly (E), environmentally-friendly (E) and people-friendly (P) practices.

By implementing the “LEAD” methodology, the logistics industry will achieve overall green transformation by taking port decarbonization as the starting point, systematically promoting the green transformation of logistics nodes such as air cargo terminals, manufacturing hubs, and road freight. The production method innovations driven by the transformation will also bring cost reduction and efficiency gains through smart technology empowerment and efficient operations; a green and efficient operational environment of “zero emissions, zero waste, and zero barriers”; and the added value of providing safer and more comfortable working conditions for employees.

Kenny Tan, Founder and Chairman of Westwell, stated that “Green transformation cannot be delivered overnight; it is a systematic and gradual process and requires concerted efforts from multiple parties. Westwell has amassed extensive practical experience in decarbonization transformation in large-scale logistics ports. We translated this precious experience into universal solutions to driving decarbonization across all scenarios. Our goal is to leverage logistics as a catalyst to propel more sectors towards sustainable development, fostering a greater positive impact on the world. ”

Denis Depoux, Global Managing Director at Roland Berger, stated that, “In recent years, carbon neutrality has become a global focal point. As a major source of global carbon emissions, the freight logistics industry must actively pursue carbon reduction. This is not only a necessary step for fulfilling social responsibility but also a key competitive advantage for future development. Roland Berger and Westwell have jointly released the “LEAD” decarbonization methodology for the freight logistics industry. This methodology incorporates
practical experiences from multiple leading cases and provides a clear phased emission reduction roadmap for enterprises in different segments and stages of development, guiding them to fully implement technological innovation and operational optimization. Looking ahead, the journey towards decarbonization in the freight logistics industry has begun. Let us leverage strategic thinking and scientific methods to help the freight logistics industry move towards a green, sustainable, and net-zero future.”

Visit Westwell’s website for more details on the whitepaper.

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Westwell is a global provider of autonomous driving solutions. We are dedicated to unlocking the potential of various industries through AI and new energy, striving to be an industry pioneer in global intelligent services. With a mission to “make a well change” in container logistics for our customers and partners, we have developed multi-scenario intelligent solutions for the bulk logistics fields, including seaports (via our dedicated seaport solution – WellOcean), railway hubs, dry ports, airports, and factories, etc. By introducing Qomolo(our autonomous new energy commercial vehicle brand), Westwell connects operation and circulation between various production factors and transport capacity.

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