Carbon Regulated Supply Chains: Assessing and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in transport, by Stephan Boere (with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate)
July 11, 2013
In this master thesis report the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from bulk liquid transport in Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate are assessed. Different opportunities to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide in transport are reviewed. Payload increase, transport modality shift and inventory management are found as the options with highest potential to decrease carbon emissions in Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate transport and are analyzed in detail. The effect of each reduction option on carbon dioxide emissions, transport cost and lead time is assessed. Furthermore, insight is given on transport lane selection for different emission reduction options. This results in recommendations to Cargill on how to implement the carbon reduction opportunities and monitor the progress of carbon emission reduction in their transport.