FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SYNCHRONET RECOGNIZED FOR POLLUTION REDUCTION
Company’s Emission Reduction Efforts Highlighted in Coalition for Clean Air “Shipping Clean, Growing Green”
Pleasanton, CA – June 02, 2011 – SynchroNet (www.synchronet.co) is proud to be featured in Shipping Clean, Growing Green: How companies are earning more by polluting less at California ports. Released on Friday, May 27, 2011 by the Coalition for Clean Air, Shipping Clean, Growing Green highlights case studies illustrating the economic benefits of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the ports and freight transportation sector. The white paper can be downloaded at http://coalitionforcleanair.org/reports/shipping-clean.html.
Located in Pleasanton, California, SynchroNet provides a technology that tracks more than 350,000 containers at 40,000 locations in 88 countries around the globe. SynchroNet Marine, Inc. and SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. (SIS) assist customers in finding empty containers, or customers in need of economically efficient alternatives to reposition containers, and arrange the transfer and redelivery to the desired locations for both parties. In North America, users search the SIS web system while box providers enter their containers and location into the SIS database; then SynchroNet helps coordinate logistics to ensure that empty container movements are minimized by truck, train or ship. By matching otherwise empty containers with cargo, GHG reductions and air quality benefits can be achieved.
“In today’s economic environment, it seems ludicrous to intentionally ship air,” says Barbara Marsh-Wetherell, SynchroNet Chief Marketing Officer. “SynchroNet makes transporting boxes an efficient use of a company’s assets.
“Our concern for the environmental impact of container transport was a founding principal of the Company. Through the use of SynchroNet’s innovative technology since 1996 — long before it was in vogue to be green — we have provided services that reduce carbon emissions through maximizing container movement efficiency through cost-saving solutions for container repositioning,” she continued.
“Freight transportation accounts for nearly 10 percent of US GHG emissions,” said co-author Luis Cabrales who presented the report’s findings at a White House roundtable last week in honor of National Transportation Week. “Companies ahead of the curve in reducing pollution are poised to benefit as the country grapples with the climate crisis.”
The Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization committed to restoring clean, healthy air to all of California. It has offices in Los Angeles, Fresno and Sacramento, California. Cabrales is CCA’s deputy director of campaigns. More info at www.coalitionforcleanair.org.