Collaboration Catalyzer

Why collaboration in the logistics sector needed?

Decarbonizing the logistics sector is a complex challenge that surpasses the capacity of individuals and organizations to do so alone. Collaboration between organizations across the supply chain is essential for achieving this. By pooling resources, expertise, and innovation, stakeholders can create integrated solutions. Collaboration fosters a collective intelligence that accelerates the transition to a low-carbon future in the logistics sector.

Why Collaboration Catalyzer?

The purpose of the Collaboration Catalyzer is to identify, support and scale collaborative decarbonization projects between SFBA members. Members indicate that they appreciate support in identifying and managing collaborative projects. Many find it useful to have a neutral 3rd party present to facilitate exchange of ideas and data.

What is the goal of the Collaboration Catalyzer?

The intended outcome of the Collaboration Catalyzer is to accelerate the decarbonization of the logistics sector by facilitating collaborative (pilot) projects between SFBA members. Through these projects, the intended outcome is to drive tangible progress and innovation in sustainable practices within the industry.

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The current Collaboration Catalyzer approach consists of 4 key steps.

Supply chain interviews

We conduct supply chain interviews, comprising 1-on-1 sessions with SFBA members, to gain a deeper understanding of their supply chain and identify areas of interest for collaborative projects.


Subsequent to these interviews, a matching process occurs to identify overlapping areas of interest.

Project identification

Following these matches, potential (pilot) projects are identified.

Project initiation

In cases where multiple parties express interest in a potential (pilot) project, a project approach is developed, and the pilot project is initiated.

SFBA members are approached by the Collaboration Catalyzer team to participate in an individual supply chain interview. In 2023, most shippers participated in supply chain interviews. In 2024 LSPs will be interviewed.

SFBA members are also invited to propose and share projects with the Collaboration Catalyzer team, who will work on piloting and scaling the project, as well as involve relevant partners who can collaborate and help its development.

For more information, please contact the Collaboration Catalyzer lead Daan van Zanten at


The Concept Note on Collaboration

In cooperation with our partner AllChiefs, we have created the Concept Note on Collaboration. This publication, enriched by insights from 20+ shippers, navigates the intricacies of decarbonization through collaborative solutions—optimized processes, modal shifts, and alternative fuels. It not only sheds light on the current challenges but also provides a roadmap for stakeholders to navigate the collaborative landscape successfully.

Please see the news article on the concept note here and to read the full document download below.

Download the report here
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