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Bacardi Partners with Ryder for Sustainable Shipping Practices

Bacardi’s “Good Spirited” initiative Bacardi has partnered with Ryder System, Inc. and its fleet of trucks, tractors and trailers for its sustainable logistics and supply-chain solutions through use of intermodal transportation, designed to produce greater efficiencies in shipments. Bacardi’s “Good Spirited” initiative seeks to use fuel-efficient solutions with fewer trucks on the highways leaving from its Jacksonville, Florida facility. Ryder procures all of Bacardi’s U.S. domestic shipments and has helped the company transition more of those shipments from truckload to intermodal transport. “Rail lines carry the product for long distances, and then trucks are at the other end for the shorter haul. The upshot is that there are fewer big rigs on the highway, which can help to lower CO2 emissions,” explained Robert Damon, Bacardi North America Transportation Director. “We are now 65 percent intermodal and 35 percent over the road.”

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