CEVA Logistics has signed a MOU with Goodpack, which operates the Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to develop a new concept for transportation within the tire industry.
The aim is to deliver a complete and robust supply chain solution for the tire industry in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way which is expected to benefit the whole industry and set new standards in lowering its carbon footprint.
CEVA’s tire network will begin using Goodpack’s steel containers for both transportation and storage of tires across Asia, North America and Australia, whereby Goodpack will be the sole supplier to CEVA.
Under the terms of the MOU both companies will work collaboratively with their customers to maximise usage of the IBCs not only in the transport of finished goods but all other elements of the supply chain.
CEVA’s Executive Vice President automotive sector, Antonio Fondevilla, commented: “Many tire customers are under pressure from Governments and the environmental lobby to come up with solutions for improving their footprint when it comes to the impact which tires can have. This new initiative will enable us to be more efficient, reduce the number of empty IBC movements globally and greatly reduce the customer’s carbon footprint”.
Tire shipments around the world are often complicated movements, characterised by short order-to-delivery cycles. CEVA states that these cycles can now be extended, thereby saving costs through extending their reach into these new areas.
Moving forward, CEVA’s tire teams around the world will further develop the company’s IT systems to extend their capabilities into this new business area to provide a fully visible, reliable data source to customers. This will also be further enhanced with Goodpack’s IBCs that are equipped with RFID technology.
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