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Smart Freight Centre to help develop sustainable road freight in Latin America

6 September 2019 Our Deputy Executive Director and Jr. Program Manager travel to Latin America next month to help develop sustainable road freight

Sustainable road freight is a challenge for multinationals working with global supply chains. As we know, road freight accounts for 67% of all freight related CO2e emissions. This needs to decrease if we want to reach our climate goals.

On the 23rd of October, Smart Freight Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Folkert Bloembergen and Jr. Program Manager Bonne Goedhart will travel to Montevideo to join a Latin American conference hosted by Professor Martín Tanco from the University of Montevideo. The goal of the conference is to discuss current efforts and explore opportunities between Green Freight Programs: PLVB (Brazil), Giro Limpio (Chile) and PLSU (Uruguay).

Following the conference on the 24th and 25th of October, the PLSU will host the first Smart Transport Manager Training in Latin America after its successful implementation in Europe, China and Africa. Fleet and transport managers from all over Uruguay will join the training to gain knowledge on how to reduce fuel consumption and CO2e emissions.

After Uruguay, Folkert and Bonne will join Professor Marcio D'Agosto from the PLVB in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian green freight program will also organize the Smart Transport Managers Training hosted at the research and development lab of L’Oréal Brazil. This will kick-off the Brazilian roll-out of the training.

"It is great to see that fleet and transport managers from all over the world get results with our Smart Transport Manager Training. I am excited to introduce the course on the Latin American continent and be able to move the market towards more financial and environmental sustainability."

Bonne Goedhart, Jr. Program Manager STMT

For more information about the Smart Transport Training click here.

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