U R B A N L O G I S T I C S FM Logistic wins the Reinventing Cities competition. The HiLife project entered in Spain with Citylogin, focuses on constructing a logistics platform of the future using a combination of green materials, renewable energy generation and green spaces. Planned for the Atalayuela district of Madrid, the building will have 13,300m2
of solar photovoltaic panels generating enough electricity to be energy self-sufficient and feed surplus power into the national
grid. This logistics hub will also have its own plant to produce hydrogen that will fuel pallet handling trucks and delivery vans. The site will even have its own childcare facility. The Reinventing Cities competition is organised by the Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), a global network of cities (originally 40, and now around 100) committed to mitigating climate change by stimulating the development of low carbon construction projects on underused sites.
B I O C A R B U R A N T In 2021, FM Logistic put 30 biofuel- powered trucks on the road in France. These new vehicles run on Oléo100, a biofuel produced from French rapeseed. This alternative to diesel reduces CO emissions by 60% and fine particulates by 80%. To refuel its fleet, the company has installed tanks at its logistics centres in Mommenheim (Alsace) and Crépy-en-Valois (Hauts-de-France).
T R A N S P O R T Optimisation is key. Delivering the maximum volume of goods at the same time as minimising non-productive miles is the perfect formula for reducing CO emissions. FM Logistic uses a number of complementary methods to make that formula work. 1. Pooling deliveries from its multi-customer warehouses by loading the same truck with similar products from different customers reduces the number of vehicles on the road. 2. Planning the number of vehicles, and optimising routes and their management using data analysis and TMS (Transport Management System) software. 3. Matching the size of cartons to their contents using customised packaging machines. 4. Using low-emission transport whenever possible. In the Indian city of Bangalore, FM Logistic introduced electric three- wheelers in 2021 to deliver food products for its customer WayCool. ◆
8.4% The contribution made by biofuels
to the primary generation of renewable energy in France
FM Logistic won the Reinventing Cities competition with HiLife, the logistics platform of the future
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