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January 12, 2022
Technology Editor

DHL sells winning eco-software in management buy-out

BONN: The Deutsche Post DHL Group has sold its Greenplan route optimisation software business via a buy-out by its management team CEO Clemens Beckmann and managing director Florian Merget. Greenplan uses an algorithm developed by DHL in cooperation with the…
December 21, 2021
Technology Editor

Qatar invests in Rolls-Royce modular reactors

LONDON/DOHA: The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is investing £85 million for a 10 percent stake in technology start-up Rolls-Royce SMR Limited that will produce low- carbon nuclear power with small modular reactors (SMRs). The business has now received £490…
December 17, 2021
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Truck manufacturers to build European charging network

GOTHENBURG/MUNICH/STUTTGART: Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group are forming a €500 million joint venture to build an European public charging network for electric-powered trucks and coaches from 2022. The plan is to install and operate at least…
December 13, 2021
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United joins Alaska Air in electric engine investment

CHICAGO: United Airlines has invested in UK-based, hydrogen-electric engine developer ZeroAvia as part of a plan to retrofit as many as 50 United Express jet aircraft from 2028. The manufacturer is developing hydrogen-based technology that uses a fuel cell to…
November 30, 2021
Technology Editor

DB Schenker orders 1,500 Volta electric trucks

FRANKFURT: DB Schenker has ordered 1,500 zero emission, 16-ton Volta Trucks with a range up to 200 kms. to deliver goods from European distribution hubs to city centres and urban areas. The first prototypes will be used by the company at 10 locations in five…
November 23, 2021
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Maiden voyage of fertilizer-carrying electric containership

OSLO: Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International has completed the maiden voyage of its first electric-powered container ship Yara Birkeland as part of a two-year, NOK133.5 million programme to certify it as an autonomous vessel. Yara has also begun the…
November 19, 2021
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Transparency key for carbon calculators

ENGELBERG, CH: Peter Somaglia is a logistics executive and co-founder of the Swiss-based emissions calculator service CarbonCare. Despite the increasing use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), lightweight ULDs, digital airwaybills, carbon offset programmes…
November 16, 2021
Technology Editor

Tevva electric truck launch gets US$57 million charge

LONDON/BATILLY, France: Electric and hydrogen truck developer Tevva has raised an additional US$57 million from new and existing investors to establish a new manufacturing facility. The company has now raised a total of US$70 million over the past 12 months…
November 11, 2021
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CMA CGM to become synthetic methane supplier

MARSEILLE: The CMA CGM Group and French renewables utility supplier ENGIE are to develop a business producing and distributing synthetic methane to maritime ship operators. Both companies will share knowledge and R&D in carbon capture and green hydrogen…
October 28, 2021
Technology Editor

Philips offers financial incentives to reduce CO2 emissions by suppliers

AMSTERDAM: Royal Philips is offering additional incentives to approximately 200 suppliers in a bid to get at least 50 percent committed to science-based CO₂ emission reduction targets by 2025. The company says successfully decarbonising its supply chain, via…
September 28, 2021
Technology Editor

CMA CGM launches partnership trading platform

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM has launched ‘Networking services’, a BtB business development marketplace for its logistics industry customers and suppliers. The platform, which already has a database of 1,200 traders, has been developed for users of CMA CGM, ANL, CNC,…
September 09, 2021
Technology Editor

United to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

CHICAGO: United Airlines and Honeywell have invested in Alder Fuels to develop Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from converted biomass as a 100 percent drop-in replacement for jet kerosene. As part of the agreement, United will purchase 1.5 billion gallons of…

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