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

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.
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.