Sustainability can be described as a societal goal in which businesses and individuals do their part to avoid depleting natural resources so that we may maintain environmental and ecological balance, preserving our longevity and assets on planet earth.
As the largest marine drayage company in the nation and a global thought leader in the industry, it is incumbent upon us to operate in a manner that protects the environment and enables longevity for all involved in the supply chain - from shippers to end users and beyond. It is our intent to be the gold standard in the industry when it comes to sustainability. We believe so much in the power of drayage that we want to practice it in a way that enables it to continue indefinitely.
For more than a decade, we have been part of the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the trucking industry. SmartWay® helps carriers advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Pacific Drayage Services (PDS), an IMC Company located on the west coast, was an early adopter of Renewable Diesel and has recently been named to the SmartWay® High Performer list. We continue to aim to be a good steward of the environment and we will work to find even more ways to reduce emissions while providing efficient and sustainable supply chain transportation solutions.
Maximizing sustainability is as much about process as it is about equipment. Arguably the biggest breakthrough in drayage since the container has been our development of SmartStacks, our very own proprietary version of the “peel pile” process that improves port efficiency, decreases dwell time and enhances the cargo experience for shippers, drivers and end users alike.
With SmartStacks, the containers of multiple shippers are placed into the same peel pile. Using IMC’s proprietary app, drivers instantly see the container’s destination and can choose to deliver the container to its final destination or instead bring it to a nearby IMC depot. Leveraging this new methodology, IMC has tripled driver productivity, eliminated wasted lifts, and made cargo more accessible.