MatchBack Systems champions sustainability. We strive to help the industry reduce its carbon footprint by illuminating matchback opportunities to reduce emissions.

In the U.S., around 40% of international shipments have significant empty distance. Many containers transported inland carry nothing but air which is inefficient and certainly not sustainable. Our matching technology synchronizes container moves to eliminate empty repositioning. We make it easy to execute street-turns and dual transactions to reduce congestion, wasted time, expense, and emissions.

A typical matchback eliminates 400 pounds of CO2e  emissions. Our system provides metrics that make emissions data readily available so it’s easy to track CO2e as well as fuel and distance savings.

MatchBack Systems hits the sweet spot. We enable companies to achieve measurable sustainability goals and cost savings while delivering efficiency gains throughout the supply chain.


What is CO2e?    

When people talk about sustainability the focus tends to be on eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions because they are the dominant greenhouse gas. However, there are a number of other gases that significantly contribute to environmental damage. These include methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) which are emitted by fossil fuel combustion along with CO2. These different gases can be combined and quantified in a single metric called carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) for more accurate calculations. 

MatchBack Systems is a National Forest Foundation Partner

We’ve partnered with the National Forest Foundation’s campaign to plant 50 million trees in our National Forests.  The trees we donate will have ripple effects on the ecosystems they inhabit - restore watersheds, improve wildlife habitat, and mitigate the impacts of climate change - extending to the communities and cities beyond the forests. One tree planted can sequester 0.5 Metric tons of CO2e in its lifespan.

By supporting reforestation on our National Forests, our company puts environmental sustainability into action. For more information, visit

We will plant a tree for every street-turn executed by our customers in 2023, and for every new hire. 

MatchBack Systems will plant a tree for every street-turn executed by our customers.

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