Success story

South Coast Logistics saves 33,000L or 104,610 kg CO2e emissions thanks to Smart Transport Manager Training

21 August 2019 - Provisional savings calculations show South Coast Logistics Limited have avoided a further 104,610kg CO2e compared to the same period last year for fleet operations as whole.

South Coast Logistics was founded in 1975 and specialises in Bulk Chemical and Petroleum distribution, servicing many industries ranging from the food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors.

This family owned business is headquartered in Fermoy Co. Cork, Ireland with satellite facilities in the main urban centres of Dublin, Cork, and Galway.

Employing over 100 staff and with a fleet of 80 tractor units and more than 200 specialised trailers / tankers to service its customer’s needs, South Coast Logistics has grown to become an industry leader in the sectors that it operates.

South Coast Logistics were looking for a training course which would provide them with structure and a fresh approach to the challenge of increasing fuel efficiencies across their truck fleet.

Keen to find a certification which would be recognised by their international clients, Smart Freight Centre Smart Manger Training fitted the bill.

"We found that environment is right up there on the agenda of many of our customers. Their expectations on us to provide a “greener” service was also a driving force for us to change. This course helped to focus on the areas that need improvement."

"It highlighted where further fuel savings can be made easily."

"It was good to have a group of likeminded individuals focussed on a common goal and willing to share knowledge and experience."

Fleet & Fuel Performance Manager – South Coast Logistics
South Coast is now recognised by SFC for its fuel and emissions reduction action plans following attendance and participation in Smart Transport Manager Training hosted by the Freight Transport Association of Ireland in February 2019.

Actions that South Coast Logistics took following the training were:

- Appointed a fuel champion
- Updated telematics system
- Active tyre management
- Eco driver training
- Purchased new Euro 6 vehicles
- Implement driver feedback mobile application

Having put the action plan into place with CEO sign-off, provisional savings calculations from ECOfleet programme measurement and verification show that South Coast Logistics Limited have avoided a further 104,610kg CO2e compared to the same period last year for fleet operations as whole.


South Coast Logo In Cube

How much will you save? Join STMT and find out.

At South Coast Logistics calculations show they have avoided a further 104,610kg CO2e compared to the same period last year.