July 2, 2018
Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
On July 2 (Mon.) 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) started a call for outstanding businesses as applicants for the FY2018 Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program. Under this program, METI and MLIT will select projects which have made remarkable contributions to establishing sustainable logistics systems through reductions of environmental burdens and improvements in effectivity as winners of the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program.
Winners will make presentations on their efforts at a Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be held in December 2018.
1. Outline of the Green Logistics Partnership Conference
Establishment of sustainable logistics systems through reduction of environmental burdens and improvements in effectivity in the logistics industry requires consignors and logistics business operators to implement cutting-edge efforts to improve logistics systems through mutual collaboration and cooperation both involving their own knowledge (through partnerships) and conducting individual, in-house efforts. The Green Logistics Partnership Conference is an opportunity to support the industry in conducting such cooperative efforts and to popularize and facilitate the Green Logistics Partnership program.
Organizers: METI, MLIT, the Japan Association for Logistics and Transport, and the Japan Institute of Logistics Systems (JILS)
2. Eligible efforts
Eligible efforts are those described in Items (1) and (2) below.
- Efforts contributing to the establishment of sustainable logistics systems that reduce environmental burdens such as reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, improving effectivity, or other initiatives in the logistics industry
Note: The term “improving effectivity or other initiatives” includes measures for overcoming labor shortages, effectivity improvements that take advantage of the logistics key performance indicators (KPIs), introduction of IoT, and utilization of other innovative technologies.
- Efforts in which multiple business operators collaborate, such as cooperation between a consignor and a logistics business operator, between consignors, or between logistics business operators
3. Period of the call
From July 2 (Mon.) to August 21 (Tue.), 2018
*Closing date: August 21, 2018 (applications must be sent by postal mail or courier service and arrive by this date.)
4. Information on how to apply, .e.g., application counter
To apply for the program, see the application instructions in the Appendix attached to the Japanese language news release. The Appendix includes an application form and example applications in addition to application instructions.
Note: For further details of the Green Logistics Partnership Conference, visit the website below:
Division in Charge
Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group