Cincinnati, OH; February 12, 2016 – ODW Logistics & Transportation Services, a partner of ODW Logistics, Inc., announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
ODW Logistics & Transportation Services will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 144.3 million barrels of oil, $20.6 billion in fuel costs, 61.7 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,070,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 43,000 tons of particulate matter, the equivalent of taking 13 million cars off the road. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, ODW Logistics & Transportation Services demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“ODW’s goals surround optimizing the supply chain, which ultimately results in a cleaner environment and more opportunity for growth in all sectors. Our partnership with SmartWay is a great step to show our commitment to the greater community” said Dave Giblin, Vice President of ODW Logistics & Transportation Services.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.
Since 1971, ODW Logistics, Inc. has been a leader in building scalable supply chain solutions for customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to fast-moving start-ups needing a hands-on 3PL partner. ODW Logistics is an integrated logistics service provider headquartered in Columbus, OH with dedicated and shared warehousing capabilities, comprehensive transportation management (including asset and non-asset based transportation), and supply chain and network design solutions. ODW focuses on providing an exceptional customer experience and is relentless at delivering cost and service advantages to the customer’s supply chain. With operations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles ODW is positioned to deliver nationwide integrated 3PL solutions.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.