A Look at the Benefits of Eco-Friendly Shipping

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 1st, 2019. Posted in Air freight miami, Freight forwarder, Latin american cargo

The shipping industry is important for the global economy. In 2013, the air cargo industry contributed andamp;75.4 billion in revenue to the worldwide economy, according to IBIS World Research. International purchasing agents say the contribution is even higher for products that are shipped by sea as ships transport more cargo. In the United States, sea shipments make up 58% of imports and 38% of exports.

Given the focus today on the environment, international purchasing agents say that there is a movement afoot to switch to more environmentally friendly ways to get items where they need to go. Cargill, one of the global leaders in the air and ocean logistics business, was one of the first cargo shipping companies to announce they were only going to use ships that were friendly to the environment. They reported a desire to go with vessels with better fuel efficiency.