Boise – Shifting from Road to Rail

boise trainM.I.T. and EDF look at a real-life example of how Boise, a leading manufacturer of packaging and paper products, cut carbon emission and costs by shifting from road to rail transport and making more efficient use of rail containers.

Freight transport accounts for 15% of corporate carbon emissions, making it one of the largest sources of business-related CO2 emissions in the U.S.
 

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This case study is part of a series featuring leading companies in a variety of industries that are finding opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and cut transportation costs through improved logistics practices. Environmental Defense Fund sponsored this series to highlight opportunities and to call on companies to improve the carbon-efficiency of logistics networks. The analysis for this series was conducted by researchers with the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.