OL-USA Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Apr 19, 2024 | Press Release

04/19/24

OL-USA today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

OL will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 379 million barrels of oil, $52 billion on fuel costs, 162 million metric tons of CO2, 2.8 million short tons of NOx and 114,000 short tons of PM. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 24 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, OL demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

“OL has always made every effort to engage with initiatives that aim at improving the environment. The EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership goals perfectly aligned with our own environmental concerns,” said CEO Alan Baer. “We’re proud to be part of an effort like this one.”

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.

The Partnership currently has nearly 4,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

With more than three decades of international trade experience, OL helps businesses move freight across the globe as a single-source experience. With offices in America, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates, and with a network of hundreds of shipping partners worldwide, OL offers worldwide access while maintaining a local touch. We respond immediately to the unexpected, crafting a new solution that meets your goals—ensuring your freight gets there on time.

For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.

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