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Striving to Ship Environmentally Friendly



The challenges that we, as human beings, face today in protecting the environment are changing the way we think and act, both in private life and in business. As global warming continues at a rapid pace, researchers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines believe that adapting to climate change is the greatest challenge of the 21st century in economic, social, and environmental terms (1).

The industrial sector plays a major role in the emission of CO2. Therefore, all factors related to the product lifecycle and the transportation of goods are at the heart of a worldwide movement. Thus, it is inevitable to implement innovative strategies to reduce CO2 emissions and develop new forms of management towards more corporate social responsibility.

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Aat van der Meer was born in 1962 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As the son of a transport entrepreneur, he was infected with the logistics virus at a young age. After 26 years of experience in transport and logistics, Aat joined Dachser, one of the world’s leading third-party logistics providers, in 2006 and established a new Dachser branch in the Netherlands. In 2007, he became Managing Director of Dachser in the Netherlands and, two years later, also in Belgium. In 2013 and 2014, Luxembourg and the air and sea freight activities in the Benelux were added to his responsibilities.
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