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April 09, 2021
Transportation Editor

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…
March 01, 2021
Transportation Editor

UECC RoRo vessel cuts emissions 58 percent in three years

OSLO: European short-sea operator UECC reports bunkering over 6,000 tonnes last year from biofuels provider GoodFuels for its RoRo vessel Autosky. The fuel was derived from sustainable feedstocks including processed used cooking oil that reduced CO2 emissions…
February 20, 2021
Transportation Editor

Non-profit proposes last-mile delivery savings

WASHINGTON, DC: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), founded in 1967 to find market-based solutions to environment problems, has published an idea for companies who can’t achieve last-mile zero emissions in their supply chain because they don’t own or operate…
February 18, 2021
Transportation Editor

African free-trade agreement to boost pandemic recovery

GENEVA: Agility’s latest annual survey of 1,200 logistics professionals says 51.5 percent don’t expect a full economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 until 2022 at the earliest - and possible not until 2024. An alternative conclusion suggests 48.5…
February 11, 2021
Transportation Editor

European aviation produces net-zero roadmap

BRUSSELS: Five European aviation associations have published their sustainability pathway to net-zero aviation emissions in the EU by 2050. The initiative is underwritten by Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), AeroSpace and Defence Industries…
February 09, 2021
Transportation Editor

Green financing milestone for Hapag-Lloyd

HAMBURG: Hapag-Lloyd is financing its recent order for six 23,500 TEU dual-use containerships based on Green Loan Principles (GLP) of the Loan Market Association (LMA) and verified by assurance company DNV GL. The LMA launched the GLP in 2018 to create a…

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