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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…
June 18, 2021
Transportation Editor

DB Schenker backs emission-free freighter drone

BERLIN: DB Schenker and drone pioneer Volocopter used Germany’s 2nd National Aviation Conference this week to introduce politicians and industry executives to their electric-powered VoloDrone with a payload of 200 kilos and range of 40 kilometres. Schenker…
June 16, 2021
Transportation Editor

DHL launches insetting carbon offset for container loads

BONN: DHL Global Forwarding has added a Full-Container Load carbon reduction option to its Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight. Following the launch of a similar service for Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments, customers can now…
June 07, 2021
Transportation Editor

Crowley Maritime joins ship recycling group

LONDON/JACKSONVILLE, F: Crowley Maritime has become the first US shipowner/operator to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). Crowley joins NYK Line, Altera Infrastructure, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations, Stolt Tankers, Wallenius…
June 03, 2021
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Transportation Joseph Farley

Opportunity cost. Regional & local cargo throughput, & "all that comes with that."

Perhaps regional & city planners could document the number of unused hours of track & off-track vehicles, incl. bus lanes, already in-place, sunk cost, opportunity cost, & add "Trunk-Line-Feeder" services for cargo only & combi vehicles, to generate massive…
June 02, 2021
Transportation Editor

Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in marine battery systems pioneer ZEM

GOTHENBURG: Volvo Penta, part of the Volvo Group, has become the majority shareholder of Norwegian Zero Emissions (ZEM) solutions supplier. Based in Høvik, Norway ZEM was founded in 1993 as an advisor to the maritime and offshore sector to design battery and…
May 28, 2021
Transportation Editor

Transport at a turning point due to climate change

PARIS: Members of the International Transport Forum, part of the OECD, have declared their intent to reshape transport systems and “shift to more resilient, efficient, sustainable and equitable mobility”. Responding to the post-COVID economic recovery, the 63…
May 18, 2021
Transportation Editor

Air France operates first biofuel blended long-haul flight

PARIS: Air France operated its first long-haul flight from Paris to Montreal today using 16 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blended with Jet-A1 kerosene. With a 20-ton CO2 emissions saving for the flight, Total produced the SAF from used cooking oil…
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…

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