Road transport is a major source of global warming particularly due to its dependence on fossil-fuelled vehicles.

The European Union is actively encouraging the use of alternative means of freight transport such as sea shipping, inland waterways and railways were possible. The Union promoted this modal shift in freight transport through the “Marco Polo II” programme. Projects backed by this programme shifted freights away from roads. Moving freight from roads could result in lesser CO2 emissions.

Environmentally friendly freight transport is of great concern for GS TRANS which aspires to limit the use of fossil-fuelled lorries.

As such, until 2014 GS TRANS actively participated in “Marco Polo II” and focused on limiting freight travelling within lorries and using alternative modes of haulage such as sea shipping, inland waterways and railways instead. Nowadays the company participates in similar European programmes through the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Moreover, the company supports the concept of “combined transport”.

This is a form of intermodal transhipment through which the company combines successively several modes of freight travel to achieve an environmentally friendly freight transport.