Panasonic is actively promoting CRU as a measure to solve the problem of the shortage of containers that has been continuing on a global scale since last year due to the effects of COVID-19, and to improve transportation efficiency.
As a result of this measure, the number of vehicles to be arranged, CO2 emissions, and logistics costs have been reduced at the same time.
The number of containers transported as CRU in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was 13 (Rate of utilization 8.0% *The number of imported containers for components/materials which can be transported in a round use container was 163.)
The reduction of logistics costs was approx. Yen 0.6 million (Annual target: 96 containers, reduction of Yen 4.3 million.)
The predicted reduction effect on CO2 emissions is equivalent to 12 tons per year, which is approx. 1.6% CO2 reduction for the subject transportation.
From now on, in order to increase the number of matching containers, aiming to 1) even out export schedules disproportionally busy at the end of the month, 2) establish a stable operation of CRU, and 3) roll out the CRU to other products, we will promote the utilization of CRU.