Yusen Logistics (Americas) Named a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics Magazine

Yusen Logistics has been named a Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics Magazine.

“We are committed to using sustainable solutions to support our business. We pride ourselves in finding ways to reduce our environmental impact while cutting costs and increasing operational efficiency,” said Greg Futato, Vice President, Yusen Logistics.

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., a leading global third-party logistics provider, has received the G75 Award from Inbound Logistics Magazine as a top green supply chain partner. This marks the third year Yusen Logistics has been named to the G75 list.

The company was recognized for a lighting retrofit project that is reducing electricity usage and expense by more than 60 percent at its Carson, CA, warehouse.

“We are honored to be recognized by Inbound Logistics,” says Greg Futato, Vice President, Contract Logistics Group, Yusen Logistics. “Yusen Logistics is committed to using sustainable solutions to support our business. We pride ourselves in finding ways to reduce our impact on the environment, while cutting costs and increasing operational efficiency.”

Each year, Inbound Logistics recognizes the top 75 green supply chain partners as determined by the magazine’s editorial staff. Yusen Logistics was chosen for replacing 966 outdated fixtures with energy-efficient LED lights at its 486,000-square-foot facility, the largest warehouse in its network.

The retrofit will reduce energy use on average by one million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. The company expects to reap a 60 percent savings in total annual lighting costs as well as a 65 percent decrease in power consumption as compared to last year.

The retrofit will eliminate 309 tons of carbon dioxide annually, the…

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