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Ford of Europe was given a "Green Supply Chain" award thanks to reducing its CO2 emissions along its manufacturing processes. The key factor for Ford in getting this prize was the marque's reduction in truck hauling: Last year, Ford of Europe used 64 percent more sea and river mileage for its finished vehicle transportation. In Germany, Ford uses Rhine barges to move cars from its Niehl assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, to Antwerp in Belgium and to sea ports beyond. Between the continent and G

While their bigger competitor Tesco has gotten most of the headlines for using some electric delivery trucks, and putting solar roofs on their buildings, Sainsbury hasn't been sitting idle. With all the traffic congestion in central London, delivery trucks are often sitting idling in traffic jams. To compensate, the supermarket chain is testing out the use of barges on the River Thames to make deliveries to their stores in western London. The company wants to cut the mileage of its truck fleet

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