The Auto Shipping Industry – Too Hazardous to Exist?

Posted by on April 29, 2012 | No Comments

The environment is very much in the forefront of the news these days. Terms such as recycling, ecological preservation and non-fossil fuels for energy needs are a major part of the eco-activists vocabulary and are familiar to most people.

Along with the horror stories of global warming, the auto shipping industry is facing serious scrutiny as an environmental hazard. It remains, though, that auto shipping is a valuable service, much in demand and is not going away soon. The industry does bear responsibility for its environmental impact and is taking a hard look at two of the major problems besetting it, those of ground waste and ecological destruction. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways the industry can alleviate some of its environmental dilemmas.

The major detrimental environmental impacts are those of ground waste and ecological destruction. The automobile industry is certainly guilty of this also, yet no one is trading in their car for walking shoes. Our autos and our penchant for relocating our bases of operation are two things that are too convenient, too productive and too intertwined with our society to give up. Automobile manufacturing is also labor and material intensive, distracting environmental concerns from other hazards that may be just as critical.

The damage done to the environment by automobiles and the shipping of them is not a trivial concern. At the same time there is constant global demand for them. What’s needed is to find a balance between efficient business practices and environmental issues to give people what they want without causing harm to our planet’s natural resources. The major auto shippers have embraced this idea by creating better containers, robust computerized scheduling and advanced inventory management systems to help alleviate the negative impact their industry has on the environment.

The auto industry has introduced such eco-friendly innovations as hybrid and electric cars, beginning with vehicles such as Toyota’s Prius, and spreading to all the car manufacturing companies so they won’t be left out when this new technology becomes the norm. Auto shippers must get on the environmental bandwagon as well and can take advantage of some of automobile manufacturers’ technological advancements toward a greener planet.

We the people of the planet place untold pressures on the environment in our need for convenience, practicality and luxury. We have also been made painfully aware of how much we are damaging our world by refusing to delete the automobile from our daily lives.

What is wanted here is a united front of all of us working together to help the environment and save it from destruction. Businesses can do the same by getting together with environmental engineers to come up with new technologies and business practices that will alleviate the harm done to the planet so our descendants will continue to have a world, and hopefully, a better one.

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