MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT – IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE EXCELLENCE

1 NOWICKA Katarzyna
Institution:
1 SGH – Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland, EU
Conference:
7th Carpathian Logistics Congress, ALEXANDRA WELLNESS HOTEL, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia, EU, June 28th - 30th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
122-127
ISBN:
978-80-87294-74-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th November 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
397 views / 133 downloads
Abstract

One of the most important business trend influencing future competitive – and so the strategic decisions – is sustainable development. Sustainability means the ability to take activities that meet pro-ecology, pro-social and economic objectives. One of the solution meeting the needs of enhancement of ecological sustainability is multimodal transport development. The aim of the paper is to present part of the results of the ChemMultimodal project that is under the development of the Interreg Central Europe Program. Presented results show part of the available methods and open-access tools for transport CO2 emission calculation. The study consists also of the results of the market research on multimodal usage and CO2 emission measurement within researched companies engaged in chemical supply chains in Poland. These results have been compared with companies’ declarations of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development strategy implementation. Majority of the respondents do not use multimodal transport and do not measure CO2 emission in transport operations. Additionally there is lack or minor interest in CO2 emission measurement in the future even if the companies declare susutainable strategy implementation. It might be coused by minor proportion of CO2 emission in transport in comparison to total CO2 emission by researched chemical companies. The other argument was that there are no regulatory requirements for such an activities. Therefore when analyzing whole activities of the company – and so also within its supply chains – some divergences and lack of consistency on operational, tactical and strategical levels might be observed.

Keywords: multimodal transport, transport sustainability

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