PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a sales professional within the freight services industry, Finis Toomer
has found that the shipping market has developed a stereotype for its lack of eco-friendliness--a stigma that he believes is not entirely deserved. Toomer explains, "Considering the large amount of transit that goes into shipping goods on a global scale, there is a great deal of concern over the emissions the industry creates. However, at GlobalTranz Logistics we have found that many shipping methods across many industries have made many changes to address environmental needs, from considering ways to improve fuel efficiency to adopting new eco-friendly packaging."
While the freight services industry as a whole has remained focused on ways to enhance its eco-consciousness, Finis Toomer recognizes that there is still much room for improvement. As such, he points to an article from Business Green that assesses what eco-friendly solutions may be on the horizon for the widespread shipping industry.
The article examines where the industry as a whole is at in terms of its carbon footprint and states, "The sector currently accounts for around three per cent of global emissions, but shipping's output is expected to more than double by 2050 if action is not taken to curb its environmental impact. But conversely, it is also the cleanest method of transporting goods long distances: shipping trainers from Shanghai to Rotterdam emits roughly 100g of CO2, but driving them 20km home from the shops emits 18 times as much. Perhaps this low relative impact is partly why environmental pressure from regulatory bodies remains light, leaving it up to investors and the industry itself to take action."
Finis Toomer responds, "As the article suggests, it is up to industry leaders to ensure that green initiatives improve and solutions are implemented. Taking these steps will allow the industry as a whole to not serve as an innovative leader in the green field, but also avoid further speculation."
Paying closer inspection to initiatives taken in the maritime shipping sector, Business Green reveals, "Yet despite the regulatory vacuum and contrarian voices, leading shipping companies have forged ahead with major green investments. Perhaps the most active is Maersk Line, the shipping container arm of Maersk Group, which as a company emitted just over 31 million [tons] of CO2 in 2012-making it responsible for a staggering 0.1 per cent of global emissions. Naturally Maersk sees a strong environmental responsibility to reduce its impact, but Signe Bruun Jensen, environment and CSR [advisor] at Maersk Line, argues that the economic imperative is even more compelling--and she expects the rest of the industry to come to the same [realization]."
"Clearly, there is a standard being set in the industry toward improving environmental protective measures. Perhaps, the economic factor is what will drive green solutions to become more common. Specifically, the massive consumer interest in green shipping will eventually place sustainable companies at the top of the market," Finis Toomer concludes.
is a talented sales professional who currently serves as the director of business development at GlobalTranz Logistics--a comprehensive freight services company. Throughout his career with the GlobalTranz team Toomer has proven a steady leader through not only his current responsibilities, but also as an award-winning salesman who fulfilled the role of regional director of sales for the southeast territory. In addition to his professional life, Toomer is a proud resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area where he spends much of his free time engaging in interests such as golf, travel and NASCAR.