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Freightgate helps California Shippers and Logistics Providers to minimize their Carbon Footprint

While “carbon footprint” has become a popular buzzword, it has gained more urgency with the new California law to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Many companies and stakeholders are looking for ways to capture, analyze and optimize the carbon footprint of their logistics and supply chains.

United States is one of the World’s top greenhouse gas producers, with Texas and California as the largest U.S. polluters. Shippers, logistics providers and transportation carriers face new ‘carbon footprint’ challenges with California law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On November 14th, California conducted the state’s first ever cap-and-trade auction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. California has taken a leading position in the environmental effort to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The California Carbon Market will be the second largest carbon market in the world, the European Union Emissions Trading Platform being the first.

“Shippers, logistics providers and transportation carriers can no longer ignore their impact on the environment. Understanding the carbon emission impact of your supply chain decisions and carrier routing alternatives is critical to conducting global trade. Many environmentally conscious manufacturers have declared if a supplier or transport provider cannot be compliant with requirements on the environment and sustainability, we’ll stop doing business with them. Freightgate’s technology provides a proven method of analyzing the logistics aspect of a supply chain’s carbon footprint and can facilitate smarter routing decisions now Carbon emissions have a price” states Martin Hubert, Freightgate President and CEO.

Using the Freightgate Universe, a company will be able to generate different rate and routing scenarios that compare operational, financial and environmental impact of their supply chain. The results will help determine which scenario is environmentally sound while at the same time being financially and operationally viable.

Freightgate’s Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables solutions empowering professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. It encompasses ISO9001:2008-certified end-to-end transportation management processes from procurement, rate management, optimization, execution and visibility, carbon footprint, through invoice audit & pay. The Freightgate Universe is comprised of adaptive easy-to-deploy modules to help companies leapfrog into the 21st century with minimal start-up cost. Freightgate is the only commercial EFM compliant platform enabling standardized web-services as promoted by the US-DOT and Transport-Canada.

To schedule a No-Obligation Demonstration of Freightgate’s Cloud Solutions, please complete form at: www.freightgate.com/demo or call Freightgate Sales at (714) 799-2833, email: sales@freightgate.com.

About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule; BFN (Built for NetSuite) approved SuiteApps. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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