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January 12, 2022
Transportation Editor

Maersk to operate net-zero supply chains by 2040

COPENHAGEN: A.P. Moller - Maersk has announced a target of a 50 percent cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per transported ocean container and a 70 percent reduction in absolute emissions from its own terminals by 2030. The company says this will lead to…
December 20, 2021
Transportation Editor

No help from German car dealers in buying electric

BERLIN/BRUSSELS: Peter Mock, EU managing director and regional lead for the International Council on Clean Transportation, recently bought his first electric-powered car. He discovered that dealers (at least in Germany) “were no help at all” and a limited…
December 17, 2021
Transportation Editor

Virginia joins 15 U.S. states to promote electric trucks

RICHMOND, VA: Virginia has signed an agreement with 15 other U.S. states to grow the market for zero-emission commercial vehicles. The state is the first to be added to scheme since it was announced in 2020 - joining California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii,…
December 15, 2021
Transportation Editor

Milan airports now aligned with Paris Agreement of 1.5 Celsius

MILAN: Airport operator SEA Group says Milan Malpensa has achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) ‘Level 4+ Transition’, joining sister gateway Milan Linate. The airports are now aligned with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5…
December 01, 2021
Transportation Editor

United operates its first commercial SAF flight

CHICAGO: As part of its Eco-Skies Alliance programme United Airlines has operated its first commercial flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), carrying over 100 passengers from Chicago O’Hare to Washington National airport. The 737 MAX 8 aircraft…
November 19, 2021
Transportation Editor

Maersk issues bond for building methane-powered ships

COPENHAGEN: A.P. Moller – Maersk has issued a 10-year, €500 million ‘green bond’ to fund the build of its first feeder vessel plus eight large container vessels capable of operating on carbon neutral methanol by 2023 and 2024, respectively. The transaction,…
November 11, 2021
Transportation Editor

Southwest and IAG sign Mississippi SAF deal

OXFORD, UK: Southwest Airlines and IAG Group, parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, have agreed to use all the SAF production capacity from a planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi due to open in 2026. Southwest will…
November 09, 2021
Transportation Editor

Formation flight to Canada saves CO2 emissions

TOULOUSE: Two Airbus A350 aircraft have tested formation flying across the North Atlantic to demonstrate the possibility of saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions on long-haul flights. The aircraft flew three kilometers apart in general air traffic regulated…
November 08, 2021
Transportation Editor

First Movers Coalition to focus on affordable emissions-reduction technology

GLASGOW: Commenting on its membership of the ‘First Movers Coalition’, formed by the U.S. Department of State and the World Economic Forum to create early markets for innovative clean energy technologies, Delta Air Lines says it wants to ensure half the…
October 28, 2021
Transportation Editor

Scania builds electric truck prototype for intermodal operation

SKARA, Sweden: Jula Logistics, part of a family-owned retail business, plans to replace a conventional Scania truck with electric power in 2022 to haul two 40ft containers per trip between a rail head at Falköping and its warehouse in Skara, north-east of…
October 20, 2021
Transportation Editor

Shippers want zero-carbon maritime operations by 2025

WASHINGTON, DC: In a clear signal to the maritime container industry, nine major shippers have announced they will switch all their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040. Amazon, Brooks Running, Frog Bikes, IKEA, Inditex, Michelin,…
October 15, 2021
Transportation Editor

Port association supports global hydrogen initiative

TOKYO: Following the first meeting of the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition this week, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has agreed to provide its Sustainability platform for Coalition projects. IAPH established the WPSP in 2018 to unite…

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