Transport avoidance

Transport logistics at DRÄXLMAIER focuses on reducing and avoiding journeys through optimum packing and loading densities. Money and time can be saved through the use of loading equipment appropriate for its needs such as reconfigurable transport containers.

Brief description

The aim is to constantly improve the company’s ecological footprint. Accordingly, transport logistics at DRÄXLMAIER focuses on reducing / avoiding journeys through optimum packing / loading densities. The intention here is to utilise 100 per cent of the freight space.

Optimum packing density when filling transport containers and loading density in transport equipment save time and money when it comes to transportation and storage capacities.

Optimally packed transport containers result in more parts fitting into one load carrier, meaning that fewer containers are needed.

DRÄXLMAIER uses loading equipment appropriate for its needs when it comes to packing density. For example, these include reconfigurable containers with flexible inlays or hinged or folding containers. Very lightweight materials are always used whenever possible.

Optimised packing density allows maximum loading density, as optimally loaded transport equipment result in lower freight volumes.
Less transportation means:

  • Lower CO2e emissions
  • Lower transport costs
  • Less noise
  • Lower particulate pollution
  • Less administration

In addition, empty trips can be avoided by optimising loading density (full transport containers outward journey/ empty containers return journey).

Transport distance:

  • Independent of distance

Greenhouse gas reduction potential

  • In the best case, entire journeys can be saved depending on mode of transport (diesel/gas/electric) and their CO2e emissions.

Transferability & challenges

  • Can be transferred to virtually any company
  • Loading equipment appropriate to needs
  • Pack assistant

Requirements for third parties

  • None

Do you have any further questions about this best practice?

We’ll be happy to help you at logistik@2grad.org.

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