International Sustainability

International Sustainability

News pertaining to sustainability and trade, including retail sales, proposals and more.

Commentary

You may not have watched the 2014 State of the Union address by President Obama and, if you did, you may have missed his announcement that he would be introducing new fuel efficiency standards for trucks in the coming months. (It came around 35 minutes in.) The announcement was indicative of the significant changes that should be, can be and already are being made to the fuel efficiency, and hence emissions levels, of freight trucks in the U.S.

News & Analysis

18 Dec 2014
Africa’s inland freight network is so troubled that it costs roughly seven times more to ship a container from Mombasa, Kenya, to Burundi, in central Africa, than to ship a container from Shanghai to the major Kenyan gateway, an APM Terminal executive said.
02 Dec 2014
Most shipping emissions at ports are set to increase fourfold through 2050, requiring strong abatement measures on shipping in targeted regions in coming decades, according to a new report by the International Transport Forum.
12 Nov 2014
Ryder System and Mansfield Clean Energy Partners are teaming up to offer natural gas vehicles and fuel to bulk carriers hauling gasoline and diesel.
Energy
29 Sep 2014
Shippers need to think about end-to-end power costs, not just fuel prices, when designing supply chains, speakers at the CSCMP meeting said. Those costs, they warn, could become more volatile.
15 Sep 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. today unveiled surcharges of up to $165 per 20-foot container on North European and North American routes that will be subject to new low-sulfur limits in 2015.
10 Sep 2014
Crowley Maritime’s subsidiary Carib Energy LLC has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy license to export liquefied natural gas to...
10 Sep 2014
Looming global requirements for low-sulfur fuel are prodding ocean carriers to consider liquefied natural gas to power container ships on long-haul international routes as well as regional feeder services.
05 Sep 2014
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $469,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retrofit 14 pieces of cargo-handling equipment with...
Ryder Euro 6 trucks
04 Sep 2014
The latest round of diesel emissions regulations is raising truck prices in Europe, adding as much as 15 to 20 percent to the ticket price of new straight trucks and tractors.
A Clean Energy Fuels facility.
06 Aug 2014
Clean Energy Fuels is expanding its U.S. natural gas network.