International Sustainability

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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

07 Apr 2014
With container shipping barely out of the starting gate with liquid natural gas as a ship fuel, major ports around the world are anticipating a rapid ramp-up of LNG use in shipping and are angling to be prepared.
28 Mar 2014
Staring at an incremental bill for low-sulfur fuel estimated at $75 billion to $100 billion per year for container ships beginning in 2020...
Environmentally sustainable business practices in the sourcing and delivery of products and services.
18 Mar 2014
Companies are increasingly looking for ways to employ environmentally sustainable business practices in their sourcing and delivery of products and services.
Supply chain sustainability
18 Mar 2014
The definition of “supply chain sustainability” has morphed significantly since it came into use 10 or 15 years ago.
California's Ocean-Going Vessel Regulatory Zone
07 Jan 2014
California’s ports on Jan. 1 became the first in the world to require that container lines operate their vessels from shore-side electrical power while at berth, and this potentially industry-changing event is proceeding without any major problems.
Port Metro Vancouver
16 Dec 2013
The ports of Seattle; Tacoma, Wash.; and Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, have decided to extend the 2007 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy partnership through 2020...
12 Nov 2013
In a few years, the container shipping industry will face staggeringly high fuel costs when a U.N. rule is implemented ending the shipping industry’s current use of...
Natural gas tanks
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated $1.4 million for two projects that will collect information on the use of liquefied natural gas...
M-580 is expected to initially eliminate 200 trucks from I-580.
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the opening Marine Highway M-580, also known as the California Green Trade Corridor...
SCPA's Clean Truck Certification Program will launch in 2014.
04 Nov 2013
The South Carolina Ports Authority will launch a clean truck certification program on Jan. 1, 2014, to reduce port-related air emissions at SCPA’s container terminals.