VIENNA, Va., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserShip is proud to join the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the USEPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and reduce emissions. SmartWay provides the tools and framework with which LaserShip and other member carriers can benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership has helped partners slash fuel costs by more than $6.5 billion since 2004, reducing foreign oil imports by 55 million barrels. Further, emissions have been reduced by 23.6 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 478,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx), and 22,000 tons of particulate matter (PM). By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, LaserShip continues to value its environmental responsibility by streamlining logistical operations, optimizing load distribution, and improving overall fuel efficiency in its supply chain network.
"We have partnered with SmartWay to further our commitment to green shipping and bolster our overall green initiatives," said Josh Dinneen, LaserShip's Vice President of Supply Chain. "Remaining carbon conscious and reducing our carbon footprint is important to LaserShip and the people we serve, and to that end we're excited to be joining this forward-thinking partnership."
Launched in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
About LaserShip Inc.
LaserShip is a regional parcel carrier facilitating last mile delivery to east coast markets for businesses that desire reduced transit times, greater flexibility, and the elimination of excess costs within their supply chain. Founded in 1986, LaserShip has evolved into a leading provider of regional same day and next day distribution services for premier e-commerce and product supply businesses. For more information, visit lasership.com.
SOURCE LaserShip Inc.