Sustainable transport methods in logistics
Paulin, Hannes (2021)
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The climate crisis is a more pressing issue now than ever before and the logistics sector is responsible to a hefty amount of the emissions. This thesis looks into how logistics and forwarding companies have adapted to the ever increasing requirements set by several authorities and to get a view on the future of sustainable transport from a professional’s point of view. The research questions that are answered in this thesis are: Is it easy for a company to choose an environmentally friendly transport? Do shipping companies offer shipping options according to environmental considerations? Has the offering for sustainable transports increased? The thesis solely focuses on transports that are made from, made to, or made in Finland. The method that is used to create this thesis, is a semi-structured interview with industry professionals and the interviews were conducted using Zoom, because of the ongoing pandemic. The results of the research vary to an extent on some questions, but many similarities are found regarding the future of the logistics industry e.g., an increase in demand for sustainable transport. The variation in the results is mainly caused by the fact that the respondents work with different modes of transport and that is why I suggest for future research that only one mode of transport is researched and analyzed rather than all modes at once.