CHEP's collaborative platform, AirShared, now available online
After its conception in 2019, the supply chain solutions company opens its first online community to manage collaborative transport projects and share ideas, challenges and trends
Madrid, February 17, 2020- AirShared is a CHEP initiative that starts in 2019 in Spain as part of the European Collaborative Transport program and the Zero Waste World project. It is an online platform that seeks to create a community of companies that share a commitment to sustainable mobility, innovation and collaborative and circular economy. In this way, an ideal ecosystem is built to generate more efficient models and activate collaborative projects.
The freight transport sector is suffering from increasing inefficiencies and is facing the greatest challenges in its history. In Europe, 20% of the kilometres travelled by lorries are empty, equivalent to 2 million laps of the earth, and 25% of the vehicles are not loaded efficiently. This translates into costs exceeding approximately 100 billion euros , and thousands of tonnes of unnecessary CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
AirShared materializes in a public online community available on LinkedIn, where you can share current logistics challenges, and a private group to manage transportation projects. AirShared is also available on the CHEP website, where it has three spaces that gather trends, ideas and challenges, where any company in the market with an interest can contribute, participate, inspire and be inspired:
- Sharing Trends, hosts relevant content on sustainability, transport and collaboration.
- Sharing Challenges, includes the challenges that are defined jointly.
- Sharing Ideas, is a space in which experts from all sectors present innovative solutions and success stories that help to discover new ways of responding to market disruptions.
According to Michael Gierloff, Director of Transport at CHEP, "AirShared's ambition is to change the paradigm of sustainable mobility in the transport of goods and full collaboration between all the actors in the supply chain, through the generation of value, innovation and a culture of collaboration. AirShared is already working with different working groups to create more sustainable supply chains. Because only by collaborating with all supply chain actors can we achieve the change that companies and the planet need."
CHEP launched its Collaborative Transport programme in 2014 to help reduce these inefficiencies through its expertise, visibility and position in the global supply chain. Today, CHEP's Collaborative Transport Solutions are a reality from which more than 220 customers across Europe benefit. Every year, thanks to the collaborative projects already implemented, shared savings are generated that already exceed 8.7 million euros in Europe. In addition, they have avoided the emission of 4,100 tons of CO2 and reduced 6.0 million kilometres travelled in empty. The growing focus of customers on sustainable actions that generate value for all participants in the supply chain of the FMCG sector in Europe has enabled CHEP to achieve sustained growth of between 15 and 20% each year.