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May 04, 2021
Transportation Editor

Norsepower saves money and carbon

HELSINKI: In January 2021 Norsepower installed two 35x5m Rotor Sails on Sea-Cargo’s RoRo vessel SC Connector operating between Western Norway, the Netherlands and the UK. According to Norsepower Chief Sales Officer Jukka Kuuskoski, after three months the…
April 27, 2021
Transportation Editor

Change gear to decarbonise trucking call to European Commission

BRUSSELS: The European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA), a coalition of truckers, logistics and consumer goods companies, says the European Commission’s current plans to decarbonise trucking won’t ensure emission-free road transport by 2050. According to the…
April 22, 2021
Transportation Editor

Samskip expands biofuel use

ROTTERDAM: Multimodal logistics company Samskip is to run part of its fleet on marine biofuels with a goal to reduce CO2 emissions up to 80 percent for any voyage later this year. Under a renewed agreement with the GoodShipping initiative, biofuels supplier…
April 20, 2021
Transportation Editor

European emission plan opposed by "selfish" Member States

GENEVA/LONDON: IATA says reform of the European air traffic management system – debated since the 1980s but never resolved – faces collapse as several European Union Members favour an alternative that could block the entire process. The European Commission’s…
April 15, 2021
Transportation Editor

UECC launches the first of three LNG/battery hybrids

SHANGHAI: United European Car Carriers' (UECC) first LNG/battery powered Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard on April 12. Two more vessels, with a car carrying - or equivalent capacity - of 3,600 units, are scheduled for…
April 09, 2021
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Launch of first hydrogen-powered inland cargo vessel this year

PARIS: Blue Line Logistics (BLL), a subsidiary of the French Sogestran Group, will operate the world’s first hydrogen-powered inland cargo vessel moving pallet and container freight on the river Seine by the end of 2021. The Flagships project, part of the…
April 06, 2021
Transportation Editor

Biden includes US$1 trillion in climate-related jobs plan

WASHINGTON, DC: Researchers at the World Resource Institute say US president Joe Biden’s new US$2 trillion ‘American Jobs Plan’ is an “ambitious, inclusive and people-first foundation for a clean energy future”. They estimate about US$1 trillion is proposed…
April 02, 2021
Transportation Editor

Airline CO2 emissions fall 64 percent in Europe

BRUSSELS: Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, airline CO2 emissions on intra-European flights dropped 64 percent overall last year, according to new EU data analysed by watchdog Transport & Environment (T&E). The largest individual reductions were Jet2.com…
March 18, 2021
Transportation Editor

Airbus and Rolls-Royce test flights with 100 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel

TOULOUSE/COLOGNE/LONDON/ESPOO, Finland: Airbus, German research centre DLR, Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste are to begin testing the efficacy of using only SAF on commercial aircraft. Findings from the study – to be…
March 17, 2021
Transportation Editor

FedEx goes all-electric

MEMPHIS, TN: FedEx is investing US$2 billion to help make its global operations carbon-neutral by 2040 via vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration. The money includes US$100 million pledged to Yale University, the alma mater of…
March 16, 2021
Transportation Editor

US$100 billion legislation to electrify US transport system

WASHINGTON, DC: The first major piece of climate legislation since Joe Biden became US president has begun its passage through Congress this month. Authored by leadership of the committee with primary jurisdiction over climate policy in the House, the…
March 04, 2021
Transportation Editor

Maersk's first intermodal blocktrain arrives from Asia

YOKOHAMA/FELIXSTOWE: Maersk’s first intermodal blocktrain between Japan and the UK arrived at the port of Felixstowe this week from Yokohama via the Trans-Siberian railway and the ports of Vostochniy and St. Petersburg. The 40 40ft containers were delivered…

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