Efforts toward a modal shift

A modal shift is to change freight transport systems from highway truck transportation to marine and railway transportation with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions. It is effective in reducing CO2 emissions and is considered to be a crucial global warming countermeasure.

(1) Use of marine transportation
We use barges for transporting empty containers between Osaka Nanko and Kobe Port Island , which has helped achieve a reduction of about 88% in CO2 emissions in comparison with transportation with trailers alone.

(2) Use of railway transportation
We use a rail service to transport freight between the distribution centers operated in Kanagawa Prefecture and in Osaka City, respectively. Transportation by railway has helped achieve about 80% reduction in CO2 emissions compared with transportation by trucks alone.