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September 22, 2021
Transportation Editor

Maritime sector calls on world leaders to act on climate mitigation

NEW YORK: Representatives of the entire maritime value chain have called on governments ahead of the UN COP26 Summit in November to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal – now agreed by scientists to be 1.5C. Developed by a…
September 16, 2021
Transportation Editor

US partnership to develop electric and hydrogen- powered locomotives

PITTSBURGH, PA: Rail engineering company Wabtec has signed MoUs with Carnegie Mellon University and US short line rail operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) to develop and implement zero-emission battery and hydrogen technology. The partners want to establish a…
September 14, 2021
Transportation Editor

CMA CGM expands LNG-powered option with Brittany Ferries stake

BREST/MARSEILLE: CMA CGM is investing €25 million in Brittany Ferries, including €10 million in quasi-equity, to develop multimodal logistics on RoRo services between the UK, Ireland, France and Spain. CMA CGM says the use of capacity on Brittany Ferries…
August 23, 2021
Transportation Editor

Time to collaborate on an electricity grid standard for green trucking

BILBAO, Spain: Amina Hamidi, CTO Electrification of ABB and Enrique Meroño, head of New Initiatives, Innovation and Iberdrola’s Sustainability division say it is time vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers and governments collaborate to ensure a…
August 05, 2021
Transportation Editor

Supply chain sustainability guidelines from the U.S. Department of Defense

CHICAGO, IL: According to energy and environmental lawyers Samuel Rasche and Amy Antoniolli, working for the Schiff Hardin law firm in Chicago, manufacturers can improve their supply chain sustainability based on new U.S. Department of Defense…
July 29, 2021
Transportation Editor

U.S. Congress charged with expanding green power

WASHINGTON, DC: In a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders, the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) says it is time to increase federal investment in domestic electric vehicle (EV) adoption. The 60-member corporate group says investing in…
July 20, 2021
Transportation Editor

How smart shippers reduce supply chain emissions

AMSTERDAM: The Smart Freight Centre (SFC) and MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) have produced guidelines to encourage airlines and their customers a greater use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. SAF is…
July 06, 2021
Transportation Editor

Truck manufacturers to spend €500 million on EU charging network

GOTHENBURG, MUNICH, STUTTGART: Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, have agreed to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for battery-powered trucks and coaches across Europe from 2022. The…
July 01, 2021
Transportation Editor

Sealand to operate first bio-methanol powered container vessel

COPENHAGEN: A.P. Moller - Maersk has signed a contract for its first bio-methanol powered container feeder vessel to be delivered in 2023. Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, will operate the 172-metre ship between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia in…
June 29, 2021
Transportation Editor

Maersk warns the IMO “time is running out”

COPENHAGEN: Soren Skou is CEO of A.P. Møller-Maersk. He says time is running out for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to set global rules for decarbonising the maritime shipping industry: " The 2020s must be the decade of action if we are to…
June 25, 2021
Transportation Editor

SAF available at Cologne-Bonn airport for cargo airlines

COLOGNE-BONN: German aviation fueling supplier AFS is using Neste sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for airfreight and corporate customers at Cologne-Bonn airport. Earlier this month ASL Airlines operated the first SAF flight on behalf of Amazon. Neste SAF is…
June 22, 2021
Transportation Editor

Hapag-Lloyd orders six more green financed containerships

HAMBURG: Hapag-Lloyd has ordered six more 23,500+ TEU containerships from the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for delivery beginning 2024. Like a previous order placed at the end of 2020, the six additional ships have been…

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