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A press release from Bacardi, published on PR Newswire, points out that the liquor manufacturer has partnered with shipping and trucking company Ryder to attempt to reduce the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of its massive distributions. The strategy focuses on “intermodal shipping,” taking large quantities of product close to their markets via train and then trucking them over the shortest distance possible.


This bit of PR brings worthwhile attention to the fact that shipping can be sustainable and may be a key to reducing environmental impact and improving public image for businesses of any size. This may even be a source of inspiration for private individuals who frequently use shipping services and would like to be able to boast of good environmental habits to their progressive neighbors in San Francisco or Seattle.


There are a number of things you can do even if you’re not sending massive quantities of shipping crates from Los Angeles to New York and back again. To begin with, you can collect used refrigerator and TV boxes for moving and save custom shipping crates for specific types of jobs. Beyond that, there is much significance in your choice of shipping service for handling whatever boxes you’re packing supplies into.


Bacardi and Ryder aren’t just safeguarding the environment; they’re maintaining efficiency and cost effectiveness. The two go hand in hand, meaning that you’re helping to affect environmental change if you simply choose a moving and shipping service that is especially efficient, knows its business, and has its routes planned out to a T.

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