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Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG and Cargonexx GmbH win Eco Performance Award 2018
Haulage company Ludwig Meyer, the 2016 winner, picks up the Eco Performance Award again / Winner Cargonexx GmbH relies on a self-learning algorithm / Discussion on the topic “When will the great leap in vehicle charging technology arrive?”
The EPA jury of renowned representatives from the industry met in the Radschlägersaal room of the Rheinterrasse in Düsseldorf on 20th June and rewarded Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG and Cargonexx GmbH with the Eco Performance Award 2018 for their pioneering roles in the field of sustainability. The Eco Performance Award is an independent quality seal endowed by DKV Euro Service and its premium partners Knorr-Bremse and the PTV Group. Technical guidance is provided by the Chair of Logistics Management at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. The award ceremony took place during PTV Group’s FIT FOR PROFIT conference.
Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG: Pioneer in electro-mobility and LNG
In the “Established companies” category, Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG was singled out for praise as a result of its pioneering work in the fields of electro-mobility and the use of trucks powered by LNG. The company is a specialist in temperature-controlled transport and has operated environmentally friendly LNG vehicles and hybrid trucks since 2009. A fleet management system provides employees with all the relevant technical details about vehicles, vehicle bodies and other components. The company has also developed software in-house with functions that include the ability to compare all the original technical data with the consumption data from the trucks. Thus, for example, the fleet manager is able to find out precisely which vehicle with which components is best suited for any specific delivery route. This saves fuel, reduces wear on the vehicles and protects the environment. The Swiss company E-Force manufactured the first two fully electric 18-tonne trucks for Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG to use on Germany’s roads. Ludwig Meyer added a further electric truck to its fleet in the form of an eActros in May 2018. Next year, it intends to start operating a truck that takes its power from overhead lines. Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG is the first company to win the Eco Performance Award twice.
Cargonexx GmbH: Self-learning algorithms to reduce the load on the environment
The winner in the “Start-ups” category – Cargonexx GmbH – is the first company in the transport industry to use self-learning algorithms to predict electricity spot-market prices and charging currents. By using smart data and artificial intelligence, the number of empty run journeys is reduced, which in turn lowers transaction costs. Companies charging their vehicles do so at a more economic price, hauliers minimise their costs and transport companies increase their utilisation factors – resulting in reduced traffic and environmental loads.
The evening event also included a panel discussion on the subject of “When will the great leap in vehicle charging technology arrive?”. The Eco Performance Award 2018 ceremony also sounds the starting pistol for the coming application phase of the next competition. Interested companies can apply immediately with their summary applications for the Eco Performance Award 2019 at http://www.eco-performance-award.com/apply-now.html.