Ceva Logistics aims for low-carbon warehousing

Marseilles, France: Ceva Logistics has committed to switching all its warehouses to low-carbon electricity by 2025.

The commitment will rely on a combination of purchasing low-carbon electricity (renewable and nuclear) from local utility providers and increasing its own production of electricity using rooftop solar panels. By the end of 2025, the company expects to have around 1.8 million sq metres of solar panels installed at its sites.

Ceva, which provides temperature-controlled storage and distribution in the pharmaceutical and retail markets, says that all its owned and leased warehouses will be using LED lighting by the end 2023.

The company, owned by CMA CGM, is also increasing the size of its lithium-ion material handling fleet. Ceva says that it is experiencing a 16% cut in emissions during the charging process when switching from a lead-acid battery MHE to more eco-friendly lithium-ion batteries.

Mathieu Friedberg, chief executive, Ceva Logistics, said: “The global logistics industry must find better ways to operate and ultimately reduce its impact on the planet from carbon emissions and energy consumption. These investments are the right thing to do, and they also make good business sense. We will continue acting to build a more sustainable model through initiatives like these in our contract logistics operations and across our product lines in air, ocean, ground and finished vehicles.”