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Announcement of Winners of Awards under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program

Winners to be honored at the FY2018 Green Logistics Partnership Conference

December 7, 2018

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), jointly with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and related industrial organizations, has been conducting the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program to recognize projects that have made remarkable contributions to the establishment of sustainable logistics systems, based on partnerships between consignors and logistics business operators.

METI hereby announces the winners of the awards under the FY2018 program. The commendation ceremony will be held during the FY2018 Green Logistics Partnership Conference on December 11 (Tue.), 2018.

1. Outline of the conference

The Green Logistics Partnership Conference is a meeting body established in April 2005 through joint efforts between METI, MLIT, and related industrial organizations to expand collaborative efforts between consignors and logistics business operators for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the logistics sector in Japan. The conference has been making efforts to raise public awareness of green logistics based on partnerships between consignors and logistics business operators, recognize excellent case examples, and promote publicity.

At the FY2018 conference, a commendation ceremony will be held to recognize businesses, respectively by METI and MLIT, for their remarkable efforts in which they have contributed to the establishment of sustainable logistics systems, in particular. At the ceremony, the winners will make a presentation concerning their efforts.

2. Winners of the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program

(1) METI Minister’s Award

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Joint establishment by four pharmaceutical manufacturing companies of a common distribution center in Hokkaido, aiming at enhancement of the system for stable supply of ethical pharmaceuticals (harmonization of related procedures and management in complying with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards and promotion of enhanced efficiency of distribution along with sharing of the center)

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(2) METI Director-General for Commerce and Service Industry Policy Award

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Procurement distribution: the round-use program of 31ft containers as a combination of product transportation services - Establishment of female driver-friendly working environments taking advantage of a technology for automatically moving truck beds called “Auto Floor” and containers with a lever called “Jorder” to smoothly move cargoes on truck beds

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These companies reviewed the existing value chains, including procurement of raw materials and products. They conducted the container-round-use program targeting railways and trucks to improve transportation processes (from raw-material warehouses to plants and from plants to product warehouses), which they had been respectively conducting.

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(3) Special Award of the Green Logistics Partnership Conference

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Chemi-Logi Joint Transportation and Distribution: System for achieving advanced transportation exclusively for the field of life science

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(4) Special Award of the Green Logistics Partnership Conference

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Bara-Chirashi: New system for leveling volume of cargo for enhancing efficiency in delivery through efforts across supply chains

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Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. had included terms of product delivery in sales negotiations based on the business practices with end-customers. Accordingly, the company had not considered submission of specific proposals for terms of product delivery to end-customers from the viewpoint of distributers. However, in this project, these companies, consignor and distributer, cooperated in submitting a proposal directly from the consignor to end-customers, e.g., requesting such customers to not designate the time of cargo delivery, and thereby succeeded in leveling the volume of cargo called “Bara-Chirashi.”

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Note: Winners under the MLIT program are publicized on the following website:

Reference

The FY2018 Green Logistics Partnership Conference
Date and time: December 11 (Tue.), 2018; from 13:30 to 16:30 (doors will open at 13:00)
Venue: Nikkei Conference Room

Division in Charge

Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group

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