Smart Freight Centre (SFC) was established in 2013 as a global non-profit organization to make the global freight sector more efficient and environmentally sustainable. SFC is dedicated to remove market barriers and leverage existing initiatives to catalyze the uptake of practical solutions throughout industry.
SFC has three ambitions:
- Drive industry leadership (“Smart Freight Leadership”) and take the development of effective green freight programs and initiatives to a global level by making a connection between them to maximize cooperation and alignment. This results in more effective programs that span the globe (with consistent methodologies, labels, technology information, etc.) and that companies with global supply chains are more likely to join.
- Create a universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global supply chain through the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) as a platform for industry initiatives, associations and multinationals. The GLEC Framework for Emissions Methodologies will be launched mid-2016 and taken to market to allow companies to more accurately report emissions, select more fuel efficient modes and carriers and identify other ways to increase efficiency.
- Catalyze the sector-wide adoption of proven and cost-effective technologies and other measures starting with tires and fleet management through SFC’s Green Trucks China project. SFC develops solutions to barriers that carriers face, such as information on technologies, capacity of fleet managers or access to the right partners. Once demonstrated with a few carriers, these solutions can be taken to scale and replicated for other technologies and measures and taken to markets around the world.