International Sustainability

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

Diesel
18 Jul 2014
Trucking interests in Southern California were urged this week to lobby for a delay in the inclusion of transportation fuels under the state’s cap and trade law...
09 Jul 2014
Maersk Line said its customers face an additional charge of between $50 and $150 per 40-foot container on North American and North European routes that will be affected by new low-sulfur fuel limits that come into force in January.
RTGs at Felixstowe.
19 Jun 2014
The Port of Felixstowe has converted four diesel rubber-tire gantry cranes to electric to improve its operational and environmental efficiency.
10 Jun 2014
A Greek ship manager said it is working with Lloyd’s Register and Daewoo Shipbuilding to develop LNG-fueled ultra-large container ships of 14,000 TEUs.
AMEC system on barge in Long Beach
10 Jun 2014
A barge-mounted device that captures more than 94 percent of harmful emissions from vessels at berth, at a lower cost than operating the vessels from shore-side electrical power, was demonstrated last week at the Port of Long Beach.
29 May 2014
New low-sulfur limits for ships that come into effect in North America and northern Europe at the beginning of 2015 could add almost $50 to the cost of transporting a standard container across the Atlantic Ocean.
15 May 2014
The Port of Long Beach yesterday presented environmental achievement awards to 22 shipping lines that participated this past year in programs that reduce vessel emissions.
30 Apr 2014
DFDS today said it is shuttering a route between the U.K. and Denmark in response to tougher environmental regulations coming into force in January that will sharply raise the cost of ships’ fuel.
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...